On Sunday, February 9th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will present author and educator Amy Murrell Taylor who will speak on “The Destructive Impact on Families” during the Civil War.
Amy Murrell Taylor is associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky. She graduated from Duke University and received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Taylor is the author of The Divided Family in Civil War America (UNC Press, 2005) as well as co-editor of Major Problems in the Civil War and Reconstruction (Cengage, 2010) and now serves as an editorial advisor for Civil War Monitor magazine. In the spring of 2014 she will be a featured commentator on “Civil War: The Untold Story,” a five-part series airing on PBS stations nationwide. She is currently completing a book about the experiences of families who fled slavery and took refuge in Union lines during the war.