Jean Lee

Position title: 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

  • “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.


  • 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