Civil War

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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Dr. Glenn Brasher’s Review of PBS’s Mercy Street Featured in Smithsonian.

Dr. Glenn Brasher‘s review of PBS’s Mercy Street was recently featured in Smithsonian Magazine. “Days before President Trump proposed eliminating federal funds for public broadcasting, PBS cancelled “Mercy Street,” the ambitious period drama they debuted with high expectations in 2016. PBS stated that it could no longer afford the expensive production and high-caliber cast — especially […]

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Doctoral Candidate Adam Petty Publishes Article in Civil War History

Adam Petty, a doctoral student in the Department of History, has just published an article in the March 2017 edition of Civil War History. The article, “Wilderness, Weather, and Waging War in the Mine Run Campaign,” analyzes the Mine Run campaign from an environmental perspective, and argues that the battle become a model for subsequent campaigns. […]

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Professor Emeritus George Rable Featured in Documentary

Professor Emeritus George C. Rable was recently featured on the American Heroes Channel’s documentary series Blood and Fury: America’s Civil War, where he was interviewed for their “Battle of Fredericksburg” episode. Rable is the author of Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!, which details the battle and is the recipient of the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize (2003), The American Civil […]

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Three Department Alums Featured in New York Times Disunion Compendium

Department of History PhD alums Glenn Brasher (2007), Christian McWhirter (2009), and Larry Kreiser (2001) are featured in the newly released New York Times compendium, Disunion: A History of the Civil War. From the publisher’s dust jacket description: “Between 2011 and 2015, the Opinion section of The New York Times published ‘Disunion,’ a series marking […]

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List of Top 200 Civil War Books & Articles Includes Three Authors and Five Titles from Department

The Civil War Era Studies Program at Gettysburg College has updated their list of the Top Two Hundred Civil War Books and Articles in nine categories.  Five works from our department made the list. 70. George C. Rable, The Confederate Republic: A Revolt Against Politics (1994). 71. George C. Rable, Civil Wars: Women and the […]

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Doctoral Candidate’s Article Accepted for Publication in Civil War History

Doctoral candidate Lindsay Ray Smith‘s article,”More than Paper and Ink: Confederate Medical Literature and the Making of the Confederate Army Medical Corps,” has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming edition of Civil War History. Smith’s work explores the influence of medical literature in the development of Confederate nationalism and vice-versa. During the Civil War […]

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