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Stephenson Distinguished Professor; Adjunct Professor of the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense
504 Hamilton Hall
Office Hours: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm and by appointment
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BA Ohio Wesleyan University, 1978
MA Rice University, 1981
PhD 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.

Some Notable Publications

  • American Military History: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2020)
  • Soldiering in the Army of Northern Virginia: A Statistical Portrait of the Troops Who Served under Robert E. Lee (UNC Press, 2011)
  • General Lee’s Army: From Victory to Collapse (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)

Graduate Students

  • This faculty member is not accepting applicants for the 2023-2024 cycle
  • Tom Scovel (Co-Advised with Wayne Lee)
  • Kip DiEugenio (Co-advised with Wayne Lee)

Courses Taught (as schedule allows)

For current information about course offerings, click here.

HIST 127 - American to 1865
HIST 368 - War and American Society to 1903
HIST 369 - War and American Society, 1903 to Present