About This Author
Micki McElya is Professor of History at the University of Connecticut and specializes in the histories of women, gender, sexuality, and racial formation in the United States from the Civil War to the present, with an emphasis on political culture and memory. She is author of Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century America (2007) and The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery (2016), and is currently at work on her next book, Liberating Beauty: Feminism, the Civil Rights Movement, and Miss America.
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