Status: PhD Student

Adviser: William Barney and Harry Watson

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B.F.A., New York University, 1993
M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2004
M.A. Thesis: “‘Everything in My Power’: Harry S. Truman and the Fight against Racial Discrimination” (Dr. Peter Wallenstein, advisor)

Research Interests

I am currently examining the evolution of attitudes in North Carolina during the secession crisis as a case study to explore whether the actions of the upper and lower South are best understood as differing narratives of motivation and causality.

Some Notable Publications

  • The Maryland Campaign of September 1862: Ezra A. Carman’s Definitive Study of the Union and Confederate Armies at Antietam (as editor). New York: Routledge, 2008
  • “A Rare View of Antietam’s Opening Hours” (as editor). Civil War Times 46, no. 7 (September 2007): 25-27
  • “First View of First Manassas” (as editor). Civil War Times 46, no. 5 (July 2007): 50-57
  • “Dueling Diatribes at the Second Battle of Fredericksburg.” Civil War Times 46, no. 2 (May 2007): 17-19
  • “Joe Hooker’s Chancellorsville” (as editor). Civil War Times 46, no. 2 (May 2007): 42-49
  • “Praying With Robert E. Lee.” Civil War Times 45, no. 1 (February 2006): 38-43