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Dr. Brian Jordan’s Research on Civil War Era Soldiers and Veterans
May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT| FREE
Learn about the problems faced by Civil War veterans and how they adapted to life at home
Dr. Brian Jordan and his book on Civil War veterans
Join us on Wednesday, May 18 at 1:00 PM on Facebook and YouTube for the premiere of a video discussion with Dr. Brian Jordan, author of Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War. Director of Education John Lustrea will discuss Dr. Jordan’s research on Civil War era soldiers and veterans across his published works.
Dr. Brian Jordan is assistant professor of history and Director of Graduate Studies in History at Sam Houston State University, where he teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, American military history, and the U.S. history survey. A cultural historian of the nation’s fratricidal conflict, he is interested in the human longitude of the Civil War battles and the problem of memory. Dr. Jordan is the author of Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2015), a narrative history of the men who won the war but couldn’t bear the peace. The book was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History and, in its dissertation form, won the George Washington Egleston Prize (for best U.S. history dissertation at Yale) and Yale’s John Addison Porter Prize. He co-edited The War Went On: Reconsidering the Lives of Civil War Veterans (Louisiana State University Press, 2020). His most recent book, A Thousand May Fall: Life, Death, and Survival in the Union Army, came out in 2021. A native of Akron, Ohio, Dr. Jordan serves as the Book Review Editor for The Civil War Monitor and is a member of the Society of Civil War Historians. He is the co-editor of the Engaging the Civil War Book Series (Southern Illinois University Press) and founding co-editor of the Veterans Book Series (University of Massachusetts Press). His more than eighty articles, reviews, and essays have appeared in The Journal of the Civil War Era, Civil War History, and The New York Times.
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