Laramie Author Reveals Hidden History Of Army Laundresses In New Book

Jun 17, 2016

Author Jennie Lawrence poses as an army laundress from the 19th century.
Credit Photo courtesy Jennie Lawrence

In stories of the American Revolution, the Civil War, and westward expansion, the lives and roles of women often go untold.

Laramie Author Jennie Lawrence is aiming to change that a bit, with her new book Soap Suds Row: The Bold Lives of Army Laundresses 1802 – 1876. Wyoming Public Radio’s Caroline Ballard sat down for a conversation with the author about the secret lives of laundresses.