Catherine Clinton received her A.B. from Harvard University in 1973, her M.A. from the University of Sussex in 1974, and her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1980. She has taught at Harvard University in both the Department of History and the Department of Afro-American Studies. She has also taught at Union College, Brandeis University, and Brown University. She has been the Douglas Southall Freeman Visiting Chair of History at the University of Richmond, the Lewis Jones Visiting Chair of History at Wofford College, and is currently the Weissman Visiting Chair of History at Baruch College, the City University of New York.
She is a past president of the Southern Association for Women Historians. She is the author and editor of over a dozen books, including The Other Civil War: American Women in the Nineteenth Century, Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War (with Nina Silber), Civil War Stories, Life in Civil War America, and, most recently, the Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Civil War. Next year Simon & Schuster will publish her Fanny Kemble’s Civil Wars and Harvard University Press will publish her Fanny Kemble’s Journals.