Joan E. Cashin

Joan E. Cashin

Joan Cashin is a professor of history at Ohio State University, specializing in social, economic, and cultural history from the Revolution through the Civil War. She is the author of A Family Venture: Men and Women on the Southern Frontier (1991); First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis's Civil War (2006), winner of the Fletcher Pratt Award from the Civil War Roundtable of New York; and War Stuff: The Struggle for Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil War (2018). She is also the editor of War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era (2018); The War Was You and Me: Civilians in the American Civil War (2002); Our Common Affairs: Texts from Women in the Old South (1996); and Clotel, or the President's Daughter (1996), a novel by Williams Wells Brown.

Lectures

  • An Environmental History of the Civil War
  • Material Culture in the Civil War Era
  • Fugitive Slaves in the Midwest
  • American Women during the Civil War
  • Black and White Women in the Old South
  • The First Ladies during the Civil War
  • The Breakdown of Slavery in the Civil War South