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This is the grave of Robert Anderson. Born in 1805 near Louisville, Anderson was destined for a career in the military. His father, Richard Anderson, was the Marquis de Lafayette’s aide-de-camp during the American Revolution and was a founding member of the Society of the Cincinnati. Meanwhile, his mother was John Marshall’s cousin. Not only […]

Midterm Time!

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On March 10, 2022

I’m teaching two courses this term–Civil War and US Labor History. It’s midterm day. Take these midterms. I will be grading them. No curve! HISTORY 365 MIDTERM, SPRING 2022 (for LGM

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LGM Podcast: Women at War

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On January 28, 2021
I had the great pleasure of talking to Stephanie McCurry, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower at Columbia University (quite a title!) about her 2019 book Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War. This will be of great interest to many of you because it is […]
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This is the grave of George McClellan. Born in 1826 in Philadelphia, McClellan was a brilliant young child from a leading family. He started at the University of Pennsylvania in 1840 to study the law, but didn’t like it (he was just a kid after all!) and managed to transfer to West Point in 1842, […]
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