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Margaret Humphreys

Josiah Charles Trent Professor in the History of Medicine and Professor of Medicine, Duke University, Department of History

Group of Sanitary Commission Workers

Email: meh@duke.edu

Education: Ph.D, Harvard University, 1983; M.D. Harvard Medical School, 1987

Research Interests:

My major research interest is the history of disease in America, especially in the South. Until the last half of the twentieth century diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, pellagra, and hookworm marked the south as tropical, impoverished, and strikingly different from the rest of the United States. My recent work concerns the history of medicine in the American Civil war. I teach and read broadly in the history of public health, medicine, race, biology, and infectious diseases.

Selected Publications:

M. Humphreys. The Civil War and American Medicine, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, Under review fall 2011.

Intensely Human: The Health of Black Soldiers in the American Civil War. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

Malaria: Poverty, Race, and Public Health in the United States. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.

Yellow Fever and the South. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Wayne Lee

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina

Camp of 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry Near Brandy Station, VA
Lincoln at Gettysburg

Email: wlee@unc.edu

Education: Ph.D. Duke, 1999

Research Interests:

I specialize in early modern military history, with a particular focus on colonial America, Native Americans, and the British empire. I have just published Barbarians and Brothers, Empires and Indigenes, and Warfare and Culture in World History. I continue to work on issues of war and sovereignty in the English/British relationship with local peoples in Ireland and North America, but at the moment I am mostly absorbed with writing a textbook on world military history for Oxford University Press (tentatively titled Waging War: A Global History).

I have had a long "side career" as an archaeologist, and have done fieldwork in Greece, Albania, Virginia, and Hungary, and I continue to work and publish in that field. Although seemingly tangential to my primary work as a military historian, I have greatly benefited from the experience, having learned much from my anthropologist colleagues and from the close study of landscapes. Some relevant links are provided below. Most recently I was a co-director for a project in the mountains of northern Albania (the Shala Valley Project, SVP). We have written up the results of that project and it is under review at the press. The historical component of the SVP examines how the tribal peoples of those mountains maintained their autonomy from the Ottoman empire while also providing some military service to the empire. In the winter of 2008 my co-director and I snowshoed into the valley (normally cut off during the winter) to record how the villagers manage during the long cold season; you can read more about that trip here. In summer 2011 we started up a new project in the Mani, in the southern Peloponnese, in Greece (the Diros Project).

I was an officer in the U.S. Army (combat engineer) and served in Germany, Virginia, and in the Gulf War. When not working or teaching I am a blacksmith and a whitewater kayaker.

Selected Publications:

Barbarians and Brothers: Anglo-American Warfare, 1500–1865. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Crowds and Soldiers in Revolutionary North Carolina: The Culture of Violence in Riot and War. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001.

"Subjects, Clients, Allies, or Mercenaries? The British use of Irish and Amerindian military power, 1500–1815," in Britain's Oceanic Empire: Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds, c. 1550–1850, eds. H.V. Bowen, Elizabeth Mancke, and John G. Reid. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming 2012.

"The Native American Military Revolution: Firearms, Forts, and Polities," in Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World, ed. Wayne E. Lee. New York: NYU Press, 2011, 49–80.

"Projecting Power in the Early Modern World: The Spanish Model?" in Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World, ed. Wayne E. Lee. New York: NYU Press, 2011, 1–18.

"Using the Natives against the Natives: Indigenes as 'Counterinsurgents' in the British Atlantic, 1500–1800," Defence Studies 10.1 (2010): 88–105

Mark Grimsley

Associate Professor of History, Ohio State Department of History

African American Soldiers

Email: christopher.grimsley@gmail.com

Education: Ph.D. Ohio State University, 1992

Research Interests:

From July 2008 through June 2010 I held the Harold Keith Johnson Chair of Military History, a visiting professorship at the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. My teaching and research interests include military history, 19th century American history, insurgencies, and the problem of moral judgment in war.

Selected Publications:

The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861–1865. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Gettysburg: A Battlefield Guide. Co-authored with Brooks D. Simpson; Bison Books, 1999.

The Union Must Stand: The Civil War Diary of John Quincy Adams Campbell, Fifth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Co-edited with Todd D. Miller; University of Tennessee Press, 2000.

The Collapse of the Confederacy. Co-edited with Brooks D. Simpson; University of Nebraska Press, 2001.

Civilians in the Path of War. Co-edited with Clifford J. Rogers; University of Nebraska Press, 2002.

And Keep Moving On: The Virginia Campaign, May–June 1864. University of Nebraska Press, 2002.

Shiloh: A Battlefield Guide. Co-authored with Steven E. Woodworth; Bison Books, 2006.

Joseph T. Glatthaar

Stephenson Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Lincoln at Antietam

Email: jtg@email.unc.edu

Education: Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983

Research Interests:

Joseph Glatthaar specializes and teaches courses in the American Civil War and American military history on the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Selected Publications:

General Lee's Army: From Victory to Defeat (New York: The Free Press, 2008)

Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians in the American Revolution with James Kirby Martin. New York: Hill & Wang, 2006.

The Civil War in the West, 1863–1865. Oxford: Osprey Publishing Co., 2001.

Partners in Command: Relationships Between Civil War Leaders. New York: The Free Press, 1994; Paperback edition The Free Press, 1996.

Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers. New York: The Free Press, 1990; Paperback edition by Meridian, 1991; Paperback edition Louisiana State University Press, 1998.

The March to the Sea and Beyond: Sherman's Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns. New York: New York University Press, 1985; Paperback edition by New York University Press, 1986; Paperback edition by Louisiana State University Press, 1996.

Black Soldiers in the Civil War. Conshohocken, PA: Eastern National Park & Monument Association, 1996; Published for the National Park Service.

Leaders of the Lost Cause: Confederate High Command in the Civil War, ed. Gary L. Gallagher and Joseph T. Glatthaar. Harrisburg: Stackpole Press, 2004.

Laura Edwards

Professor Department of History, Duke University

Aftermath at Gettysburg

Email: ledwards@duke.edu

Education: Ph.D. The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1991

Research Interests:

My research focuses on women, gender, and the law in the nineteenth-century South.

Selected Publications:

Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction. University of Illinois Press, 1997.

Scarlett Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Southern Women in the Civil War Era. University of Illinois Press, 2004.

The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South. The University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Susanna Michele Lee

Assistant Professor of History, North Carolina State University

Barnards photographic equipment

Website: http://history.ncsu.edu/faculty/view/susanna_lee

Email: susanna_lee@ncsu.edu

Education: Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2005

Research Interests and Selected Publications:

Susanna teaches classes in American history, particularly the Civil War and Reconstruction. She is currently working on two book manuscripts: one on citizenship in the post-Civil War South under contract with Cambridge University Press and one on civilians in central Virginia during the Civil War under consideration by University Press of Kentucky.

Shauna Devine

Assistant Professor, Department of History, Duke University

Patients Ward K Armory Square Hospital

Email: shauna.devine@duke.edu

Education: Ph.D. The University of Western Ontario, 2010

Research Interests:

My major research interests focus on the history of science and medicine in America during the 19th and 20th centuries. My forthcoming book, Civil War Medicine: The Transformation of American Medical Science in the Nineteenth Century examines the development of scientific medicine and medical research during the American Civil War, and the impact of the War's events on American medicine. I am currently working on two book-length projects: science and medicine in the Civil War South, and the vaccination crisis during the Civil War and the politics of vaccination in the post-war period. I am also completing a project on medical photography in the 19th century particularly the use of photomicrography within evolving understandings of disease and disease processes. Civil War photographs in particular, provide a rich resource for understanding 19th century medical practice, how physicians learned, how knowledge was produced and the scientific possibilities of medicine. My teaching interests include the history of science and medicine, public health, infectious disease, bio-medical ethics, U.S. History, American South, American Civil War and Reconstruction; War, Society and Medicine, and American politics.

Selected Publications:

"Clinical Photography and the Development of Scientific Medicine: Civil War Casualty and Surgical-Operation Cards, 1861–1865" in Hidden Treasures: 175 Years of the National Library of Medicine ed. Michael Sappol. New York: Blast Books, 2011.

"Civil War Bodies and the Development of Experimental Method: Gangrene and Erysipelas during the American Civil War, 1861–1865," in Human Experimentation in History ed. Erika Dyck and Larry Stewart. Chicago: University of Chicago Press (forthcoming).

"Science, Disease and Representation: Medical Photography and Medical Research during the Civil War, 1861–1865," in Artifacts, Aesthetics, and Authority: Visual Practices in the History of Anatomy and Medicine, ed. Carin Berkowitz and Eva Ahren, Special Edition of the Bulletin of the History of Medicine (forthcoming July, 2012).

For more information please contact Dr. Shauna Devine at shauna.devine@duke.edu


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