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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


William A. Blair

William A. BlairWilliam A. Blair is the Ferree Professor of Middle American History at Penn State University, where he is also directs the Richards Civil War Era Center. He was the founding editor of The Journal of the Civil War Era. He specializes in the Civil War home front and the politics of remembering the conflict. He is the author of Virginia's Private War: Feeding Body and Soul in the Confederacy, 1861–1865 (1998) and Cities of the Dead: Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865–1914 (2004). His most recent book, With Malice Toward Some: Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era (2014), explores the uses of treason during and after the Civil War and was a finalist for the Lincoln Prize.

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