Caroline E. Janney Book Talk: Ends of War
404 E. Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22902, null, null
- Presented By: New Dominion Bookshop
- Dates: October 29, 2021
- Location: New Dominion Bookshop
- Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate the release of Caroline E. Janney’s book Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army after Appomattox. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: In this dramatic new history of the weeks and months after Appomattox, Caroline E. Janney reveals that Lee’s surrender was less an ending than the start of an interregnum marked by military and political uncertainty, legal and logistical confusion, and continued outbursts of violence. Janney takes readers from the deliberations of government and military authorities to the ground-level experiences of common soldiers. Pulitzer Prize–winning author T. J. Stiles called Ends of War “a rich, detailed, and heartrending story of how the Civil War did not end in Wilmer McLean’s parlor at Appomattox Court House.”
About the Author: Caroline E. Janney is the John L. Nau III Professor of the American Civil War and Director of the John L. Nau Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia. A graduate of the University of Virginia, she worked as a historian for the National Park Service and taught at Purdue University before returning to UVA in 2018. An active public lecturer, she has given presentations at locations across the globe. She is the past president of the Society of Civil War Historians and has published seven books, including Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation and Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army after Appomattox.