Jean B. LeeMy specializations are Revolutionary America, historical memory, the South to 1835, and slavery in the Atlantic world.


  • PhD: University of Virginia
  • MA: University of Nebraska
  • BA: Carroll College 

Selected Publications:

  • Experiencing Mount Vernon: Eyewitness Accounts 1784-1865 (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2006).
  • "Historical Memory, Sectional Strife, and the American Mecca: Mount Vernon, 1783-1853," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (2001), awarded the Rachal Prize for best article in VMHB in 2001.
  • The Price of Nationhood: The American Revolution in Charles County (NY: W. W. Norton, 1994; paperback 1995), awarded prizes from the Maryland Historical Soc. And the Amer. Assoc. for State & Local History.


  • American Association for State and Local History
  • David Library of the American Revolution
  • Danforth Foundation
  • Institute of Early American History and Culture
  • Mational Endowment for the Humanities
  • Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy
  • Virginia Historical Society
  • Winterthur Museum and Library
  • UW-Madison (Chancellor's Collaborative Teaching Award for Senior Faculty; Institute for Research in the Humanities; Vilas Associateship)

History Courses Taught:

  • History 101 - American History to Civil War Era
  • History 200 - Historical Studies
  • History 344 - American Revolution 1763-1789
  • History 464 - Dimension of Material Culture
  • History 500 - Reading Seminar in History
  • History 600 - Advanced Seminar in History
  • History 901 - Studies in American History
  • History 902 - Research Seminar: Americna History

Jean Lee

Professor Emeritus

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)