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John F. and Jeanne A. Marszalek Library Fund & Lecture Series

Speakers: Dr. Caroline Janney & Christy Davenport (March 7, 2019)

Dr. Caroline Janney

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Caroline E. Janney is currently the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia. Previously, she was a professor of history at Purdue University from 2006-2018. She is a leading scholar of Civil War Memory and the Civil War Era Her books include Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, published in 2013, and Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause, published in 2008.. Her upcoming work, Beyond Appomattox: Disbanding the Army of Northern Virginia and the Ends of the War, is a study of the disbanding of the Army of Northern Virginia. It will focus on how soldiers adjusted to the end of military conflict and resumed their civilian lives.

Christy Davenport

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Christy Davenport is a PhD student at Mississippi State University. She focuses on 19th-century US Southern history, with an emphasis on the culture of enslaved individuals. She has spoken about the perceptions and survival of maroon communities at several conferences and symposiums including the Southern Historical Association’s annual meeting in 2018. She has also published pamphlets for black history month celebrations for the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, as well as multiple book reviews on monographs associated with American enslavement or early African American histories.