The Civil War

Indiana State Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Indianapolis, 2009

Indiana State Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Indianapolis, 2009. Courtesy OAH Distinguished Lecturer Caroline Janney.

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Edward L. Ayers

Edward L. Ayers
University of Richmond

Jean Baker

Jean Baker
Goucher College

Stephen Berry

Stephen Berry
University of Georgia

Richard J. M. Blackett

Richard J. M. Blackett
Vanderbilt University
 Has Audio Presentation

William A. Blair

William A. Blair
Penn State University

David W. Blight

David W. Blight
Yale University
 Has Video Presentation

W. Fitzhugh Brundage

W. Fitzhugh Brundage
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Orville Vernon Burton

Orville Vernon Burton
Clemson University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Emeritus)

Peter S. Carmichael

Peter S. Carmichael
Gettysburg College
 Has Video Presentation

William D. Carrigan

William D. Carrigan
Rowan University

Richard Carwardine

Richard Carwardine
Oxford University (Emeritus)

Joan E. Cashin

Joan E. Cashin
Ohio State University

Karen L. Cox

Karen L. Cox
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Margaret S. Creighton

Margaret S. Creighton
Bates College

Spencer Crew

Spencer Crew
George Mason University
 Has Video Presentation

William Deverell

William Deverell
University of Southern California and Huntington Library

Gregory Downs

Gregory Downs
University of California, Davis

James Downs

James Downs
Connecticut College

Don H. Doyle

Don H. Doyle
University of South Carolina (Emeritus)
 Has Video Presentation

Laura F. Edwards

Laura F. Edwards
Duke University

Stephen D. Engle

Stephen D. Engle
Florida Atlantic University
 Has Video Presentation

Crystal N. Feimster

Crystal N. Feimster
Yale University

Barbara J. Fields

Barbara J. Fields
Columbia University

Paul Finkelman

Paul Finkelman
Gratz College

Lacy K. Ford

Lacy K. Ford
University of South Carolina

Judith Giesberg

Judith Giesberg
Villanova University

Joseph T. Glatthaar

Joseph T. Glatthaar
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

David T. Gleeson

David T. Gleeson
Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne

Thavolia Glymph

Thavolia Glymph
Duke University

David Goldfield

David Goldfield
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
 Has Video Presentation

Adam Goodheart

Adam Goodheart
Washington College

Lesley J. Gordon

Lesley J. Gordon
University of Alabama
 Has Video Presentation

Michael S. Green

Michael S. Green
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mark Grimsley

Mark Grimsley
Ohio State University
 Has Video Presentation

Ariela J. Gross

Ariela J. Gross
University of Southern California

Allen C. Guelzo

Allen C. Guelzo
Gettysburg College and Princeton University
 Has Audio Presentation

Steven Hahn

Steven Hahn
New York University
 Has Video Presentation

Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Peter Charles Hoffer

Peter Charles Hoffer
University of Georgia

Caroline E. Janney

Caroline E. Janney
University of Virginia
 Has Video Presentation

Walter D. Kamphoefner

Walter D. Kamphoefner
Texas A&M University
 Has Video Presentation

Stephen Kantrowitz

Stephen Kantrowitz
University of Wisconsin-Madison
 Has Video Presentation

Ari Kelman

Ari Kelman
University of California, Davis

Wilma King

Wilma King
University of Missouri-Columbia (Emeritus)

Michael J. Klarman

Michael J. Klarman
Harvard University

Peter Kolchin

Peter Kolchin
University of Delaware (Emeritus)

Barbara Krauthamer

Barbara Krauthamer
University of Massachusetts Amherst
 Has Video Presentation

Bruce Laurie

Bruce Laurie
University of Massachusetts Amherst (Emeritus)

Elizabeth D. Leonard

Elizabeth D. Leonard
Colby College
 Has Video Presentation

Leon F. Litwack

Leon F. Litwack
University of California, Berkeley
 Has Video Presentation

James W. Loewen

James W. Loewen
University of Vermont (Emeritus) and Catholic University of America

Trish Loughran

Trish Loughran
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

James Marten

James Marten
Marquette University
 Has Video Presentation

Kate Masur

Kate Masur
Northwestern University

Louis P. Masur

Louis P. Masur *
Rutgers University

Stephanie McCurry

Stephanie McCurry
Columbia University
 Has Audio Presentation

Edna Greene Medford

Edna Greene Medford
Howard University
 Has Video Presentation

Joanne Pope Melish

Joanne Pope Melish
University of Kentucky

Stephen A. Mihm

Stephen A. Mihm
University of Georgia

Scott Reynolds Nelson

Scott Reynolds Nelson
University of Georgia

Richard S. Newman

Richard S. Newman
Library Company of Philadelphia

Kenneth W.  Noe

Kenneth W. Noe
Auburn University

Susan Eva O

Susan Eva O'Donovan
University of Memphis

James Oakes

James Oakes
Graduate Center, City University of New York

T. Michael Parrish

T. Michael Parrish
Baylor University

Christopher Phillips

Christopher Phillips
The University of Cincinnati
 Has Video Presentation

Matthew Pinsker

Matthew Pinsker
Dickinson College
 Has Video Presentation

Dwight T. Pitcaithley

Dwight T. Pitcaithley
New Mexico State University
 Has Audio Presentation

Patrick Rael

Patrick Rael
Bowdoin College

Heather Cox Richardson

Heather Cox Richardson
Boston College

Adam Rothman

Adam Rothman
Georgetown University

Anne Sarah Rubin

Anne Sarah Rubin
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
 Has Video Presentation

Donna C. Schuele

Donna C. Schuele
California State University, Los Angeles and UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Susan  Schulten

Susan Schulten
University of Denver

Leslie A. Schwalm

Leslie A. Schwalm
University of Iowa

Daniel J. Sharfstein

Daniel J. Sharfstein
Vanderbilt University

Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Aaron Sheehan-Dean
Louisiana State University
 Has Audio Presentation

Manisha Sinha

Manisha Sinha
University of Connecticut
 Has Video Presentation

Mark Smith

Mark Smith
University of South Carolina
 Has Audio Presentation

Merritt Roe Smith

Merritt Roe Smith
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Amy Dru Stanley

Amy Dru Stanley
University of Chicago

Brenda E. Stevenson

Brenda E. Stevenson
University of California, Los Angeles

Lisa Tetrault

Lisa Tetrault
Carnegie Mellon University

Lea VanderVelde

Lea VanderVelde
University of Iowa

Elizabeth R. Varon

Elizabeth R. Varon
University of Virginia
 Has Audio Presentation

Michael Vorenberg

Michael Vorenberg
Brown University

Juliet E. K. Walker

Juliet E. K. Walker
University of Texas at Austin

Harry L. Watson

Harry L. Watson
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jeannie Whayne

Jeannie Whayne
University of Arkansas

Jonathan W. White

Jonathan W. White
Christopher Newport University
 Has Video Presentation

Frank J. Williams

Frank J. Williams
Supreme Court of Rhode Island

Heather Andrea Williams

Heather Andrea Williams
University of Pennsylvania

Kenneth J. Winkle

Kenneth J. Winkle
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Steven E. Woodworth

Steven E. Woodworth
Texas Christian University

Andrew Zimmerman

Andrew Zimmerman
George Washington University