Coming Home

These last two letters detail Emmett's long awaited hope in returning home to Jane. With long periods of time going by of receiving letters, it comes with little surprise that Emmett would be eager to return home to his wife, home, family, friends, and new son. Although brief, this exhibit asks the readers to consider the following question:

With Emmett's imminent return to Canton, Ohio, how should historians consider the context of "coming home" in terms of gender, relationships, and society?