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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

A History of the Union Cause

Joan Waugh

45 pages
Marquette University Press
Author Bio

Professor Joan Waugh of the UCLA History Department researches and writes about nineteenth-century America, specializing in the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Gilded Age eras. Waugh has published numerous essays and books on Civil War topics, including her prize-winning U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth. Her most recent book (co-authored with Gary W. Gallagher), is entitled The American War: A History of the Civil War Era. Other works include Unsentimental Reformer: The Life of Josephine Shaw Lowell; Civil War and Reconstruction, 1856 to 1859; The Memory of the Civil War in American Culture; and Wars Within A War: Controversy and Conflict Over the American Civil War. In addition to her regular teaching, Professor Waugh developed a travel-study program for UCLA students to Gettysburg, Washington, and other Civil War sites.

Dr. Waugh holds the Stephen and Janet Rogers Distinguished Fellowship in Nineteenth Century American History at the Henry Huntington Library in San Marino, California, is the recipient of Huntington Library, NEH and Gilder-Lehrman fellowships, and has been interviewed for many documentaries, including the PBS series, “American Experience” on Ulysses S. Grant and the History Channel’s production of “Lee and Grant.”