Adam H. Petty

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Adam H. Petty

PhD Candidate

Specialty Fields:
MA – The University of Alabama, 2014
BA – Brigham Young University, 2011

Research Interests

  • 19th Century American History (Jacksonian, Civil War era, Gilded Age, Southern, Latter-day Saints)
  • History of Mexico and the Brazilian Empire
  • Ancient Greek and Roman History
  • The American Revolution
  • World War II

Current Projects

  • “Reconsidering the Wilderness” (Advisor: George C. Rable)

Recent Publications

  • “Wilderness, Weather, and Waging War in the Mine Run Campaign,” Civil War History 63 (March 2017): 7-35.
  • “Latter-day Saint Beginnings in Alabama,” Alabama Review 69 (July 2016): 187-216.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Graduate Council Fellowship (2017)
  • Frank Lawrence Owsley Memorial Scholarship for superior competency in American History (2015)
  • Dean’s Merit Award (2012-2014, 3 yr. limit)
  • Graduate Council Fellowship (2012)

Editorial Experience

  • I have served as an editorial assistant, book review editor, assistant editor, and editor of the Southern Historian, a journal of southern history. Visit for more details on the journal.

Teaching Experience

  • I have previously taught American Civilization to 1865 and Western Civilization to 1648.