CIVIL WAR HISTORIANS
Note to Journalists: The Purdue University experts below can talk about topics related to the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Journalists who have questions or want to make interview arrangements can contact Amy Patterson Neubert, Purdue News Service, at 765-494-9723, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caroline E. Janney, associate professor of history
Janney, an expert in the Civil War and memory, can discuss how Civil War images and references - from how it is portrayed in movies to cultural symbols such as the Confederate battle flag - are still celebrated and challenged. She also is an expert in the role women, especially Ladies' Memorial Associations, played after the Civil War. She is working on a book about memory and the Civil War from 1865 to 1960, and is author of "Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause."
Personal homepage: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/history/directory/Faculty/Janney,_Caroline.html
Related news release:
Historian talks about memories, memorials as part of 150th Civil War anniversary
CONTACT: Caroline E. Janney, 765-494-4132, email@example.com
Robert E. May, professor of history
May, an expert on the causes of the Civil War, is author of "John A. Quitman: Old South Crusader," a biography of the so-called father of secession in Mississippi. Quitman was one of the half-dozen most extreme Southern disunionists in the crises between the North and South leading up to the war. May also is an expert on the relationship between southern hopes of expanding slavery into the tropics of the Caribbean region and Dixie's leaving the Union. May is the author of "The Southern Dream of a Caribbean Empire, 1854-1861," and "Manifest Destiny's Underworld: Filibustering in Antebellum America." He also has edited a Purdue University Press title on the diplomacy of the Civil War - "The Union, the Confederacy, and the Atlantic Rim" - explaining why the Confederacy failed to receive foreign aid adequate to win the war.
Personal homepage: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/history/directory/Faculty/May,_Robert_E..html
Related news release:
Civil War historian offers insight on controversial 150th anniversary
CONTACT: Robert May, 765-494-4132, firstname.lastname@example.org