Jane Dailey received an AB in history from Yale University in 1987 and a PhD in history from Princeton University in 1995. She is an associate professor in the Department of History for the College and the Law School. Her research and teaching focuses on US history since the Civil War with an emphasis on the post-emancipation South and the political and legal history of civil rights. She is the author of too many books with the words "Jim Crow" in the title, including Before Jim Crow: The Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia (Chapel Hill, 2000); Jumpin' Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights (Princeton, 2000, with Glenda E. Gilmore and Bryant Simon); and The Age of Jim Crow: A Norton Documentary History (New York, 2008). The recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Academy in Berlin and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Dailey is currently finishing a broad history of the United States from 1877 to the present and writing a book on race, sex and the civil rights movement.