Caroline Wood Newhall

  • Assistant Professor

Areas of Study


  • PhD and MA in United States history, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA in history, Trinity College, Hartford


Caroline Wood Newhall specializes in 19th-century United States history, focusing on North American slavery and captivity, warfare, and the Civil War era. Her publications include numerous blog posts, book reviews, and forthcoming book chapters, and her public talks have been featured on C-SPAN and YouTube. Newhall’s current book project explores African American soldiers who became prisoners of war (POWs) in the Confederacy, as well as a digital database and mapping project centered on these POWs’ genealogies and movements throughout the American South.


College of Arts and Sciences Welcomes New Faculty for 2023-24

September 18, 2023

Students choose Oberlin—and thrive at Oberlin—because of the nurturing mentorship of the outstanding faculty who guide their learning. We are honored to welcome the newest additions to our faculty across the College of Arts and Sciences for 2023-24.