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Raleigh, North Carolina

Anna Dickinson

in A Tour of Reconstruction

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813134246
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813135946 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813134246.003.0002
Raleigh, North Carolina

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This chapter describes how Dickinson and her agent, O. W. Bernard, set off from New York. They visited Washington, D. C., Fredericksburg, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia and Norfolk, Virginia. Dickinson had an extended visit with Richmond Postmaster Elizabeth Van Lew, the famous Union spy during the Civil War. She also visited the studio of Richmond artist Edward Valentine. The letters in this chapter are full of excellent commentary on public buildings, monuments, and cemeteries. Dickinson also has much to say about the state of race relations in Virginia politics and the ways in which the southern states have recovered economically from the war.

Keywords: Elizabeth Van Lew; Richmond; Edward Valentine; monuments; O. W. Bernard

Chapter.  11024 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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