By today’s standards, the label “progressive” can apply to women both conservative and liberal. After the Civil War, women from both ends of the political spectrum sought to determine public memory.

“The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Confederate Progressivism”
Dr. Minoa Uffelman is Professor of History at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.

“The Woman’s Relief Corps and Patriotic Outreach in Tennessee, 1890–1913”
Dr. Antoinette G. van Zelm is the Assistant Director at the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro.

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January 18, 2022


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