Karen Abbott is a writer and historian. She is a featured contributor to Smithsonian magazine's history blog, Past Imperfect, and also writes for Disunion, a The New York Times series about the Civil War. Her books Sin in the Second City and American Rose were both The New York Times bestsellers.
ARTICLES FEATURING KAREN
The women, as Abbott expertly portrays them, are not simple-minded diarists accounting for the war in the margins of recipes or reports about social engagements....