When Mathilde Franziska Anneke and Mary Booth found their lives crumbling in 1860, they packed up their three youngest children and moved from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Zürich, Switzerland. Mathilde and Mary were unusual. It was not common for two women to raise children together and leave a record of their intense affection for one another…. Read more →
Alison Clark Efford
Alison Clark Efford is an associate professor of history at Marquette University who specializes in immigration to the United States. Most recently, she has published a co-edited book, Radical Relationships: The Civil War–Era Correspondence of Mathilde Franziska Anneke, with Viktorija Bilic. She enjoys community-engaged teaching and is currently excited about projects on German American women’s strength training around 1900 and, separately, suicide and immigrant emotions.