Caroline E. Janney Wins 2022 Lincoln Prize

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Congratulations to our Director, Caroline E. Janney, for winning the prestigious 2022 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for her new book, Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee's Army after Appomattox

From the Gilder Lehrman Institute's website: 

“[Janney’s] narrative seamlessly blends military, social, and political history, taking readers across the war-torn landscape as individuals and groups of soldiers decide what their next steps will be. By slowing down the pace of the story, Janney brings readers back to those contingent moments when the war’s outcome still seemed unclear. The story Janney tells is so compelling that readers may, at times, forget that they already know the outcome. In short, Janney succeeds in saying something new and important about the Civil War, using a diversity of voices, including soldiers and civilians, political and military leaders, and freedpeople.”

More information about the 2022 Lincoln Prize can be found on the Gilder Lehrman Institute's website linked below.

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