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May 22-Author talk on Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War
May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Please join us on Tuesday, May 22 (rescheduled from March 21) from noon to 1 p.m. in the Level 2 Reading Room for a talk to observe Women’s History month: Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War with author Joanne Rajoppi.
Joanne Hamilton Rajoppi, a lifelong resident of New Jersey, is an author and former journalist. A history aficionado, she chronicled the military service of her great-grandfather during the Civil War and based her book New Brunswick and the Civil War: The Brunswick Boys in the Great Rebellion on the letters he wrote to his family. She followed the story with the Hamilton women after the war writing Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War: The Wives and Daughters of the Brunswick Boys. The book chronicles the lives of the wives and daughters of her great-great grandfather, a Brunswick Boy, and their struggles to cope with disabled or missing husbands and sons who fought in the war.
A contributor to Meet Your Revolutionary Neighbors: Crossroads of the American Revolution, Rajoppi also has authored several pamphlets and calendars detailing the history of the region.
She is a trustee and officer of the Union County Historical Society. During the Civil War Sesquicentennial she established and chaired a four-year revolving exhibit in the historic Union County Courthouse. She serves as the Union County Clerk and is a former mayor of her hometown.
All are welcome to this free talk. An RSVP is appreciated. Please respond to Cindy Warrick at email@example.com or 609-278-2640 ext. 172. For other information on events and classes at the State Library visit www.njstatelib.org.