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Mark Neely

McCabe Greer Professor in the American Civil War Era

118A Pond Building
University Park , PA 16802
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Office Phone: (814) 863-0123

Curriculum Vitae

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Education:

  1. PhD, Yale University, 1973
  2. BA, Yale University, 1966

Biography:

I am a U.S. political and constitutional historian, working mainly on the period 1787-1877. I write on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. I just finished a book called Terror and War in North America, 1864-1865 and am working on a political and constitutional history of the Civil War.

Recent Publications:

Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation: Constitutional Conflict in the American Civil War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2011.

The Boundaries of American Political Culture in the Civil War Era. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2005.

The Union Divided: Party Conflict in the Civil War North. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2002.

Southern Rights: Political Prisoners and the Myth of Confederate Constitutionalism. Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1999.

Awards and Service:

Wilbur Cross Medal, Yale University Graduate School (1995)
Pulitzer Prize for History, The Fate of Liberty (1992)
R. Stanton Avery Research Fellowship, Huntington Library, San Marino, California (1997-1998)

Recent Courses:

HIST444W - The United States in Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
HIST449 - Constitutional History of the United States to 1877

HIST544 - Topics in the Civil War and Reconstruction

Research Interests:

Nineteenth-Century US:
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