Civil War

Dr. Kristopher Teters to Speak on “An Army of Liberation: How Western Union Officers Carried out and Felt about Emancipation during the Civil War”

Please join us on February 27, at Noon, to welcome Dr. Kristopher Teters for his lunch talk, “An Army of Liberation: How Western Union Officers Carried out and Felt about Emancipation during the Civil War.” Dr. Kristopher Teters earned his Ph.D. in 2012 at The University of Alabama, working with Dr. George Rable. The focus […]

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Matthew Hulbert Visits Department

Dr. Matthew Hulbert, assistant professor of history at Hampden-Sydney College, visited the department on Friday, February 7, to discuss his book, The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West (UGA 2016). Hulbert’s wide-ranging talk covered noted American characters of the period, from Billy the Kid to Jesse James, but […]

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Dr. Matthew Hulbert to discuss “Irregular Recollections: Civil War and Guerrilla Memory in the Missouri-Kansas Borderlands” on Feb. 7

Please join us to welcome Dr. Matthew Hulbert as he discusses his current book project: “Irregular Recollections: Civil War and Guerrilla Memory in the Missouri-Kansas Borderlands.” Dr. Hulbert will speak on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Noon in the Summersell Room (251 ten Hoor). Copies of his recent publications will be available for purchase and […]

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Dr. Gordon & Students From HY 315-The Civil War Visit Vicksburg

Joshua Keil, a PhD student of Dr. Lesley Gordon, joined his mentor’s HY 315 – The Civil War course on an excursion to the Vicksburg National Military Park, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. His travel log below recounts their shared experiences. “The Key to the Past” Joshua Keil In the fall of 2019, undergraduates from Dr. Lesley Gordon’s […]

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Alum Adam Petty Enjoys Success After Graduation

Department alum Adam Petty recently published The Battle of the Wilderness in Myth and Memory: Reconsidering Virginia’s Most Notorious Civil War Battlefield (LSU Press, 2019). Petty’s inspiration for the work came from his first seminar paper as a student in the department’s graduate program in which he researched the 1863 Mine Run Campaign in Virginia. […]

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Dr. John David Smith to Speak Sept. 17

Join us to hear Dr. John David Smith’s lecture “The Making and Meaning of Dear Delia: The Civil War Letters of Captain Henry F. Young, Seventh Wisconsin Infantry.” Henry Young, an officer in the famed Iron Brigade, wrote 155 letters home during the Civil War, offering insights and details of military service that enable readers […]

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Dr. Catherine Clinton to Discuss Mental Illness During & After the Civil War

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 12:00 pm, Dr. Catherine Clinton, Denman Chair of American History at the University of Texas at San Antonio, will discuss her past and present academic work, including her new project on Union soldiers and mental illness during and after the Civil War. Previously, Dr. Clinton has served as President […]

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Amy Murrell Taylor Visits Campus

The History Department was pleased to host Amy Murrell Taylor in November to give a talk on her new book, Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps. In her book, Taylor discusses the meaning wrapped up in the physical design and structure of the camps where former enslaved persons fleeing the Confederacy […]

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Alumnus Adam Petty Working with Joseph Smith Papers

Department alumnus Adam Petty (PhD 2018, MA 2014) has recently accepted a position as a Historian and Documentary Editor for the Joseph Smith Papers. Petty completed his doctorate under George Rable last year, with a focus on the Civil War era. His dissertation “Virginia’s Wilderness: Investigating the Landscape of War,” focused on the interaction between […]

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Dr. Victoria Bynum Visits UA

The History Department was honored to host noted Civil War historian, Dr. Victoria Bynum, for a pair of departmental events this March. The Department hosted a screening of the 2016 film The Free State of Jones, based on her 2001 work The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War. Following the screening was a […]

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Noted Civil War Historian Dr. Victoria Bynum to Host Screening of The Free State of Jones

Noted Civil War historian Dr. Victoria Bynum will host a screening of the 2016 film, The Free State of Jones, staring Matthew McConaughey, which was based upon her 2001 work, The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War, with a discussion of the film and the real-life events to follow. The screening will take place […]

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Holly Pinheiro, Jr. to Speak on Race, Gender, and Citizenship During the Civil War Era on Tuesday, Oct. 17

University of Iowa doctoral candidate and current Alabama A&M University faculty member Holly Pinheiro, Jr., will deliver a talk entitled, “Men of Color! To Arms!: Race, Gender, and Citizenship During the Civil War Era,” on Tuesday, October 17, at Noon, in room 251 ten Hoor Hall (the Summersell Room). Pinheiro’s research examines the lives of […]

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Department Hosts Panel on the American Civil War Online and in the Public Sphere

On September 14, 2017, the Department of History was proud to host “The American Civil War Online and in the Public Sphere,” a panel with Susannah J. Ural of the University of Southern Mississippi, Judith Giesberg of Villanova University, and Anne Rubin of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Each presenter spoke about their respective backgrounds […]

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The American Civil War Online and in the Public Sphere: A Panel Discussion to be held September 14

Three prominent Civil War Historians are coming to the UA campus to discuss their experiences with using digital projects in the classroom and in their research. They will also address the ways in which the Civil War has gained relevance in today’s current political climate. The panel discussion will be held in room 30, ten […]

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Noted Civil War Historian William C. Harris’s Career Began in the Department of History at The University of Alabama

Alumnus William C. Harris, professor emeritus at North Carolina State University, began his fifty-year career as a Civil War historian here in Tuscaloosa, earning both his undergraduate and graduate history degrees from The University of Alabama Department of History. Harris, a native of Mount Meigs, Alabama, earned his BA from Alabama in 1954 and, after […]

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