Jean Lee

Emeritus Professor

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Jean Lee


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


Ph.D., University of Virginia
M.A., University of Nebraska
B.A., 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
  • National 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