Elizabeth R. Varon, Ph.D.
"April 9, 1865, as Freedom Day: Lee's Surrender and the Process of Emancipation"Thursday, November 13, 2014
Admission is free, but reservations are suggested. Please call (404) 262-3032, ext. 1717, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Light refreshments will be served before the lecture starting at 5:30 pm.
Elizabeth R. Varon is the Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia, where her specialties include the American South, the Civil War era, women's and gender history, and intellectual and cultural history.
A noted Civil War historian, her most recent work is last year's Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the CivilWar. She is also the author of Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859; We Mean to be Counted: White Women and Politics in Antebellum Virginia; and Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, A Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy, which was named one of the "Five Best" books on the "Civil War away from the battlefield" by the Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Varon holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and a B.A. from Swarthmore College. Before joining the faculty at UVA, she taught at Wellesley College and Temple University, and has been appointed to the Distinguished Lectureship Program of the Organization of American Historians.