Joan E. Cashin

Joan E. Cashin

Joan E. 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), winner of the Best Book Award from the Ohio Academy of History. 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.

Twitter: @JoanECashin.

Lectures

  • The Shelby Family and Kentucky History
  • 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