Jane E. Dailey

Jane E. Dailey

Jane E. Dailey is an associate professor of history and law at the University of Chicago, where she teaches and writes on American political and constitutional history with a special emphasis on the South. She is the author of Before Jim Crow: The Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia (2000) and a coauthor, with Glenda E. Gilmore and Bryant Simon, of Jumpin' Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights (2000). Her writing has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post. The recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Academy in Berlin, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Dailey is currently finishing a book on race, sex, and the civil rights movement from emancipation to the present.

Lectures

  • The Sexual Politics of Race in World War II America
  • Fighting Hitler and Jim Crow: African Americans and World War II
  • The Theology of White Supremacy *
  • God Is on Our Side: The Sanctification of Civil Rights in the United States
  • Is Marriage a Civil Right?
  • Sex and the Civil Rights Movement
  • From Civil Rights to Human Rights in Twentieth-Century America *
  • The Age of Jim Crow
  • Teaching History through Fiction: From Absalom! Absalom! to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • William Mahone: The Confederate General Who Was Erased *
  • Remembering Our KKK Past *


Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.