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Clara Barton at Andersonville
From: 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Historian Mary Kate Robbett will discuss Clara Barton and her relationship with the infamous Confederate prison in Georgia at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:00 PM.
The current historiography on Civil War prisons discusses Andersonvilles uses and meanings during Reconstruction, but offers only passing mention of Barton. Robbetts presentation will look at the ways Bartons public work fits into the larger story of Americans memories of Andersonville as well as Bartons contributions to the postwar conversation and rhetoric about the treatment of POWs.
Mary Kate Robbett graduated from George Washington Universitys Museum Studies M.A. program in May, 2017. While there, she received the programs Marie C. Malaro Excellence in Research and Writing Award. She currently works at the National Museum of American History as a Spark!Lab Facilitator.