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Exchange Exemplar: "Liar Temptress Soldier Spy" In The Civil War

Belle Boyd played a key role in the Civil War.

The statues are almost entirely of men.  But lots of people played a huge variety of roles in the American Civil War. 

Karen Abbott gives us an unusual look at women of the Civil War, undercover, in the book Liar Temptress Soldier Spy

Those really are the job descriptions for the four women profiled, two each from North and South.  The interview is from October 2014. 


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.