Dr. Caroline Janney

Dr. Caroline Janney is an assistant professor at Purdue University specializing in U.S. and Women’s History. She is particularly interested in how race, gender, and combat experience shaped the ways in which Americans thought about the war and its legacy. She received her Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Virginia. She is the author of essays about the Lost Cause that have appeared recently in Crucible of the Civil War: Virginia from Secession to Commemoration and Virginia’s Civil War, as well as an article on the memory of John Brown’s raid that appeared in Civil War History magazine. Her first book, Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause was recently published by the University of North Carolina Press. Her second book will examine how the Civil War has been remembered between 1865 and 1920.

Dr. Caroline Janney