updated October 2006


Department of History
203 Keene-Flint Hall
PO Box 117320
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
(352) 392-0271  x 231


Academic Positions

2003- present              University of Florida

        Professor of History

        Graduate Coordinator, 2006-


2002-2003                   Occidental College and the Huntington Library.

Ray Allen Billington Visiting Professor of History.


1998-2003                   Gettysburg College 

Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era.


1986-1998.                  LoyolaCollege in Maryland

Professor of History (1996- ).

        Associate Professor of History (1990-1996). 

        Assistant Professor of History (1986-1990).


Brandeis  University, Ph.D., 1986.

Princeton  University, B.A., 1979.




Northerners at War:  Twenty-five Years of Reflections on the Civil War home front.   (forthcoming, Kent State University Press, 2110).

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 (Agincourt Press, 2000; reprinted Random House, 2003).

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 (University of  North Carolina Press, 2004). 

“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 (New York, 2002)


"'Touched With Fire'?  Two Philadelphia Novelists Remember the Civil War"   The Klement Lecture, Marquette, 2002.

“’An Inspiration to Work’:Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, Public Orator,” in Joan Cashin, editor, The Experience of War: Civilians in the American Civil War
Princeton University Press, 2002).

Gettysburg's Gettysburg: What the Battle did to the Borough" in Gabor Boritt, editor, The Gettysburg Nobody Knows (Oxford University Press, 1997).With Susan Baker.

"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
Philadelphia," in Thomas Weiss and Donald Schaefer, eds., Economic Development in Historical Perspective (Stanford University Press, 1994).

"Voluntarism in Wartime:  Philadelphia's Great Central Fair," in Maris Vinovskis, ed., Toward a Social History of the American Civil War, (Cambridge University Press, 1990). Reprinted in Michael Perman, editor, Major Problems in the Civil War and Reconstruction (Houghton Mifflin, second edition, 1997).