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Judith Giesberg

Judith GiesbergJudith Giesberg is a professor and director of graduate studies in the department of history at Villanova University. She is the author of five books on the Civil War era: Civil War Sisterhood: The United States Sanitary Commission and Women's Politics in Transition (2000); "Army at Home": Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front (2009); Keystone State in Crisis: Pennsylvania in the Civil War (2013); Emilie Davis's Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863–1865 (2014); and Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality (2017). She directs the project, "'Last Seen': Finding Family after Slavery," which is digitizing Information Wanted advertisements placed in newspapers by African Americans looking for family members lost in slavery.

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