Elizabeth R. Varon

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Elizabeth R. Varon is an American historian, and Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia.


Varon graduated from Swarthmore College, and from Yale University, with a PhD. She was professor of history at Wellesley College, and Temple University.[1]

She is an Organization of American Historians lecturer.[2] She was co-director of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.[3]



  1. ^ http://www.shear.org/mellon/Varon.htm
  2. ^ http://lectures.oah.org/lecturers/lecturer.html?id=35
  3. ^ http://www.shear.org/mellon/Varon.htm
  4. ^ Adam Smith (August 2009). "Disunion! The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859". H-CivWar. The debate on Civil War causation will continue, but this is a thoughtful effort to circumvent the revisionist/fundamentalist dichotomy, and as good an account of the worldview of antebellum Americans as one can read. 
  5. ^ "Appomattox". Kirkus. August 12, 2013. A careful, scholarly consideration of how the ambiguities surrounding the defeat of the South resolved into the bitter eras of Reconstruction and Jim Crow. 

External links[edit]

External video
Fugitive Slave Laws, C-SPAN, October 4, 2010
Confederate View of 1864 Election, C-SPAN, November 8, 2014
Legacies of Appomattox, C-SPAN, March 14, 2015