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One of the measures of the Center’s national impact comes through the publications produced by our graduates. Over the past decade, Richards Center alumni have published nearly 15 scholarly works with leading academic presses in the field. Their achievements testify to the impact of the Richards Center in moving the study of the Civil War era forward.


  • Keith Bohannon (’01), co-editor with Randall Allen, A Georgian with “Old Stonewall” in Virginia: The Letters of Ujanirtus Allen, Company F, 21st Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Louisiana State University Press, 1998.
  • Anne Brinton (’11) was an assistant editor with the Freedmen and Southern Society documentary editing project at the University of Maryland (2012-2013). The project publishes Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867. Currently, she is assistant professor of History at Northwest Florida State College.
  • Will Bryan ('13), The Price of Permanence: Nature and Business in the New South, University of Georgia Press, 2018.
  • Barbara Gannon (’05), The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic, University of North Carolina Press, 2011. The Won Cause won honorable mention from the 2012 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize and was a finalist for the Museum of the Confederacy’s Jefferson Davis Prize, two of the premier book prizes awarded in Civil War era history. She is the co-author, with Christian Keller and William Pencak, of PennsylvaniaA Military History, Westholme Publishing, 2016 and author of Americans Remember Their Civil War, Praeger Press, 2017.
  • Christian B. Keller (’01), co-editor Damned Dutch: Pennsylvania Germans at Gettysburg, Stackpole, 2004; author Chancellorsville and the Germans: Nativism, Ethnicity, and Civil War Memory, Fordham University Press, 2007; co-author, with Barbara Gannon and William Pencak, of PennsylvaniaA Military History, Westholme Publishing, 2016
  • Meredith Lair (’04), Armed with Abundance: Consumerism and Soldiering in the Vietnam War, UNC Press, 2011. Meredith is a former managing director of the Richards Center.
  • Paul Matzko ('16), The Radio Right: How a Band of Broadcasters Took on the Federal Government and Built the Modern Conservative Movement, Oxford University Press, 2020.
  • Rachel Moran ('13), Governing Bodies: American Politics and the Shaping of the Modern Physique, UPenn Press, 2018.
  • Timothy Orr (’10), The Last to Leave the Field: The Life and Letters of First Sergeant Ambrose Henry Hayward, 28th Pennsylvania Volunteers, University of Tennessee Press, 2011. Orr is co-author, with N. Kleiss and Laura Lawfer Orr, of Never Call Me a Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers of the Battle of Midway, Harper Collins, 2017.
  • Evan Rothera ('17), co-editor, with Brian Matthew Jordan, of The War Went On: Reconsidering the Lives of Civil War Veterans, LSU Press, 2020.
  • Robert Sandow (’03), Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians, Fordham, 2009.
  • Andrew Slap (’02), The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era, Fordham, 2006; co-editor, Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War’s Aftermath, Kentucky, 2010; co-editor, with Michael Smith, This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War Era North, Fordham University Press, 2013; co-editor, with Frank Towers, of Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era, University of Chicago Press, 2015.
  • David Smith (’06), On the Edge of Freedom: The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870, Fordham, 2012.
  • Michael Smith (’04), A Traitor and a Scoundrel: Benjamin Hedrick and the Cost of Dissent, University of Delaware Press, 2003; The Enemy Within: Fears of Corruption in the Civil War North, University of Virginia Press, 2011; co-editor, with Andrew Slap, of This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War Era North, Fordham University Press, 2013The 1864 Franklin-Nashville Campaign: The Finishing Stroke, Praeger Press, 2014.
  • Karen Fisher Younger (’06), co-editor, Lincoln’s Proclamation: Emancipation Reconsidered, University of North Carolina Press, 2009; “Liberia and the Last Slave Ships,” Civil War History, 54 (December, 2008): 424-442.
  • James Weeks (’01), Gettysburg: Memory, Market, and an American Shrine, Princeton University Press, 2003.
  • Tim Wesley (’10), The Politics of Faith: Religious Authority and Politics during the American Civil War, LSU Press, 2013.