Behind the Lines

An Interview with Marion Moser Jones

Posted 4/19/2013 By David K. Thomson

 

Our interview with Marian Moser Jones, an assistant professor of family science at University of Maryland's School of Public Health and the author of The American Red Cross: From Clara Barton to the New Deal, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. In this conversation, Jones discusses the origins of the Red Cross in the wake of the Civil War and Barton's crucial actions during the war itself. Dr. Jones also addresses Clara Barton's efforts in the immediate aftermath of the war to identify Union dead throughout the South.

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