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A German Feminist and the US Civil War

This event was streamed live on Feb 23, 2022. For closed captions, view the video on our Facebook site:

Join us for a special online event: Alison Clark Efford, Associate Professor of History at Marquette University, will speak on “A German Feminist and the US Civil War: The Radical Politics and Relationships of Mathilde Franziska Anneke.”

This program is a partnership between the Max Kade Center for German-American Studies, the KU Department of History, the KU Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Watkins Museum of History.

Dr. Efford provides new perspectives on the transnational dimensions of the Civil War, gender and sexuality. Drawing on letters of radical German feminist and revolutionary Mathilde Anneke, she illuminates Anneke’s politics and her intense romantic friendship with Yankee abolitionist Mary Booth.