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Caroline Janney

Caroline E. Janney


Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2005

Office Hours: Spring 2015: TTh 12:15-1:15 or by appointment
Office: UNIV 023
Office Phone: (765) 494-4132
Office Fax: (765) 496-1755


Civil War, Reconstruction, Memory, U.S. Women and Gender History, and the U.S. South


HIST 354 History of Women in the United States 1600-1870
HIST 651 Reading Seminar in American History: 19th Century U.S. 
Hist 151 American History to 1877 (20252)
Hist 476 Civil War in Myth and Memory (63092)

A native of the Shenandoah Valley, Caroline Janney received her PhD from the University of Virginia.  Her first book, Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause (2008) explores the role of white southern women as the creators and purveyors of Confederate tradition in the immediate post-Civil War South. Her second book, a volume in the Littlefield History of the Civil War Era, examines how the Civil War has been remembered between 1865 and the 1930s. She is the editor of John Richard Dennett’s, The South As It Is, 1865-66 and is the author of essays about the Civil War and its aftermath that have appeared in the Journal of Southern History, Civil War History, the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Crucible of the Civil War: Virginia from Secession to Commemoration, Virginia’s Civil War, and the Journal of the Civil War Era.She serves as a co-editor of the University of North Carolina Press’s Civil War America Series.

List of Publications

OAH Lectures

  South as It Is Remembering the Civil War