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Written by Katharine Trauger
Hyperactive, asthmatic, infinitely curious about creation, rising to high governmental positions . . . who was this famous home scholar?
Can you imagine yourself married to a hardware importer so rich he can afford to indulge in philanthropy?
Let’s imagine such a life for a while—the life of Mittie—a mother of four during the U.S. Civil War era.
You cringe at talk of politics because your family is divided over it. Some relatives have joined the armies of the South and, some, the North; some are Democrats, and, some, Republicans.
Your own husband refuses to enlist for combat, to prevent fighting your brothers and breaking your heart. (more…)