Director, Undergraduate Program
Phone: (615) 898-5519
Office Location and Mailing Address: Peck Hall Room, 276
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
FIELDS: Civil War and Reconstruction; Antebellum American South; the history of war
BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT: I began my career as a Southern historian, examining the relationship between plantation slavery and antebellum social reform (the public school movement). Over the years I have shifted to become an historian of modern war. By this I do not mean just describing and recounting battles, or examining the latest weapons' system. I explore how different societies, through time, have understood war, defined it, prosecuted it, and remembered it. I study the history of war-making, not simply battles and leaders.
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:
GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:
Hunt, Robert. The Good Men Who Won the War: Army of the Cumberland Veterans and Emancipation Memory. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2010.
Introduction to Marcus B. Toney, The Privations of a Private: Campaigning with the First Tennessee, CSA, and Life Thereafter (1907; reprint: FireAnt, 2005).
Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize for the best manuscript in Southern History and Culture published by the University of Alabama Press
WORKS IN PROGRESS:
Doughboys and Johnny Rebs: World War I and the Transformation of Nashville's Lost Cause Memory, 1915-1941
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1988
M.A., University of Wyoming 1979
B.A., University of Northern Colorado 1974