Elizabeth R. Varon


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January 01, 1963

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Elizabeth Varon (PhD, Yale University) is a professor of history at Temple University. Her research and teaching interests include the Civil War and Reconstruction, History of Women and Gender, Southern History.

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"Personal Statement I have sought in my work to integrate social history and women’s history with political and military history. My first book was on white women’s participation and complicity in Southern politics during the antebellum era. My recent book is a bio of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Civil War spy for the Union and pioneering advocate of women’s rights and of civil rights for African Americans. My current project is a study of the origins of the Civil War (part of a multi-author thirteen part series on the war), an
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“This was the crippling irony at the heart of the Confederate debates over the prospect of peace: the moments when Confederate military victories gave the South the greatest potential bargaining power were the very moments when Davis and the Confederate public were surest of their ultimate victory and therefore most unwilling to negotiate.”
Elizabeth R. Varon, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War

“Did Appomattox signify the triumph of right over wrong or of might over right?”
Elizabeth R. Varon, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War

“According to Andrew Jackson Rogers, a New Jersey Democrat, “If you pass this bill you will allow the negroes of this country to compete for the high office of President of the United States”—no “civilized” country on earth gave rights to such “barbarians.”
Elizabeth R. Varon, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War

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