updated October 2006
Department of History
203 Keene-Flint Hall
PO Box 117320
University of Florida
(352) 392-0271 x 231
Professor of History
Graduate Coordinator, 2006-
Occidental College and the
Ray Allen Billington Visiting Professor of History.
1998-2003 Gettysburg College
Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era.
Professor of History (1996- ).
Associate Professor of History (1990-1996).
Assistant Professor of History (1986-1990).
Northerners at War: Twenty-five Years of Reflections on the Civil War home front. (forthcoming, Kent State University Press, 2110).
Erin’s Children: Philadelphia Liverpool and the Irish Famine Migration,
The North Fights the Civil War: The Home Front (Ivan Dee, 1994).
Mastering Wartime: A Social History of Philadelphia During the Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 1990; paperback edition, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000).
General Editor, The Civil
War Chronicle (
Selected Recent Articles
“‘In Your Hands That Musket Means Liberty’: African American Soldiers and the Battle of Olustee,” in Gary Gallagher and Joan Waugh, editors, Wars Within A War: Controversy and Conflict Over the American Civil War. Forthcoming, UNC Press).
“ ‘Touched With Fire?’ Two Philadelphia Novelists Remember the Civil War,” in James Marten and A. Kristen Foster, editors, More Than a Contest Between Armies: Essays on the Civil War Era (Kent State University Press, 2008).
“’Let No Man Prate of Compromise’: Anna Dickinson, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War,” North and South 9 (October 2006): 32-40.
“Urban History and the American Civil War,” Journal of Urban History 32 (May 2006): 631-642.
“Anna Dickinson and the Election of 1872,” in Alice Fahs and Joan Waugh, editors, The Civil War and Memory (
“Introduction,” Anna E. Dickinson, What Answer? (1868; Humanity Press, 2003)
"Anna Dickinson, America's Joan of Arc: Public Discourse and Gendered Rhetoric during the Civil War," in Wendy Gamber, Michael Grossberg and Hendrik Hartog, editors, American Public Life and the Historical Imagination (University of Notre Dame Press, 2003).
“Afterword,” Paul A. Cimbala & Randall M. Miller, editors, An Uncommon Time:The Civil War and the Northern Home Front (
"'Touched With Fire'? Two
“’An Inspiration to Work’:Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, Public Orator,” in Joan Cashin, editor, The Experience of War: Civilians in the American Civil War
"The Civil War Economy: A Modern View," in Stig Forster and Jorg Nagler, eds., On the Road to Total War: The American Civil War and the German Wars of Unification, 1861-1871 (German Historical Institute/Cambridge University Press, 1997).Coauthored with Stanley Engerman.
"Entrepreneurial Experiences in the Civil War: Evidence From