“There’s long been a keep-quiet policy on women across the board in different areas. That’s why I think it’s important these hidden histories are told, whether they were repressed deliberately, which is the case some of the time, or a lot of the times I think it was just the cultural norm. It wasn’t always malevalent or event deliberate. It just became part of the cultural fabric and nobody seemed to notice it.Heath Hardage Lee
Identity and Action: Season one of the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast launches with a conversation with biographer and curator Heath Hardage Lee. This season we look at how we engage with the written word in shaping our identity and then how we put that into action in the world around us. Author most recently of The League of Wives, Lee addresses the role of biography in uncovering untold stories and the relevance of those stories in fostering action today.
Heath Hardage Lee is the author of The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. government to Bring Their Husbands Home (St. Martin’s Press, 2019), and Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause (Potomac Books, 2014).
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