Rachel K. Deale

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Rachel K. Deale

PhD Candidate (advised by George C. Rable)

Specialty Fields: 19th-Century U.S. History, Civil War
MA – The University of Alabama, 2012
BA – summa cum laude, The Universtiy of Alabama, 2010

Research Interests

  • American Civil War
  • Southern History

Current Projects

  • A dissertation entitled “Creating War: The Southern Seizure of Federal Property from November 1860 to April 1861,” which analyzes the southern seizure of federal forts, customs houses, post offices, and courthouses before the firing on Fort Sumter.