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Ill Literacy, Episode 44: Ends of War (Guest: Caroline E. Janney)

September 29, 2021

In Episode 44 of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Caroline E. Janney, author of “Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army after Appomattox.”

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Caroline E. Janney of the University of Virginia to discuss her new book, Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army after Appomattox. They discuss the surrender terms and the legal and societal complications that ensued from them, as well as the practical problems facing Confederate soldiers as they tried to make their way to their homes. They also chat about how understanding the birth of Reconstruction policy and the Lost Cause narrative are only possible if one knows the story of the end of the Army of Northern Virginia.

Get the book here: https://uncpress.org/book/9781469663371/ends-of-war/

Show Notes:

C-SPAN: Paroling General Lee's Army After Appomattox (VIDEO)

https://www.c-span.org/video/?457702-9/paroling-general-lees-army-appomattox

C-SPAN: Disbanding the Remnants of Lee's Army (VIDEO)

https://www.c-span.org/video/?425712-14/disbanding-remnants-lees-army

Washington Post: Caroline E. Janney – “Why we need Confederate monuments”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2017/07/27/why-we-need-confederate-monuments/

Washington Post: Caroline E. Janney – “The next Lost Cause?”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/07/31/lost-cause-donald-trump/

Washington Post: Melody Barnes & Caroline E. Janney – “In a civil war, accountability must precede healing”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-a-civil-war-accountability-must-precede-healing/2021/01/15/8a8004de-5769-11eb-a817-e5e7f8a406d6_story.html

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Constitutional Reform
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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
TBenson@heartland.org @HeartlandGR