James Marten

James Marten

James Marten is a professor of history and the chair of the history department at Marquette University, where he teaches courses on the Civil War and on children's history. He is the author of The Children's Civil War (1998), which was selected as an outstanding academic title by Choice magazine; Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America (2011); and America's Corporal: James Tanner in War and Peace (2014). He is also the editor of Children and War: An Historical Anthology (2002) and Childhood and Child Welfare in the Progressive Era: A Brief History with Documents (2004).

Lectures

  • Commerce and Civil War Memory
  • Reconstructing Men: Disability, Conflict, and Union Veterans
  • Union Veterans and the Rise of Interest-Group Politics
  • A Generation Set Apart: Union Civil War Veterans and Northern Society
  • Becoming Corporal Tanner: Civil War Veterans, Disability, and Celebrity
  • No Medals, No Monuments: Children during the Civil War

Video

“A Generation Set Apart: Union Civil War Veterans and Northern Society”

This lecture was presented as the annual Herbert Schell Lecture at the University of South Dakota, sponsored by the university's history department. Recorded by Don Harris in November 2011.


Slides

“A Generation Set Apart: Union Civil War Veterans and Northern Society”

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