Department of History
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Paul Quigley is an associate professor of Civil War studies at Virginia Tech. He is currently researching Preston Brooks and political violence in the 1850s, mapping the Fourth of July in the American Civil War Era, and citizenship and the American Civil War.
- American Civil War
- U.S. South
- Ph.D. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
- M.A. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
- B.A. Lancaster University
- Advisory Board, American Civil War Museum
- Editorial Board, Civil War History
- Albert Lee Sturm Award for Faculty Excellence, Virginia Tech (2014)
- British Association for American Studies Book Prize (2012)
- Jefferson Davis Award, Museum of the Confederacy (2012)
Shifting Grounds: Nationalism and the American South, 1848—1865. Oxford University Press, 2011.
“Civil War Conscription and the International Boundaries of Citizenship,” Journal of the Civil War Era, 4.3 (September 2014): 373-397.
“Slavery, Democracy, and the Problem of Planter Authority in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South,” in “Noble Means and Democratic Ways” special issue, Journal of Modern European History 11 (2013/14): 514-532.
"State, Nation, and Citizen in the Confederate Crucible of War,” in State and Citizen: British America and the Early United States, ed. Peter Onuf and Peter Thompson (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012), 242-270.
“Secessionists in an Age of Secession: The Slave South in Transatlantic Perspective,” in Secession as an International Phenomenon, ed. Don H. Doyle (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010), 151-173.
The Civil War and the Transformation of American Citizenship. LSU Press, 2018.
Select Media Mentions
Appomattox exhibit focuses on experiences of newly freed slaves
The News and Advance (Lynchburg, Virginia), 05/18/2019
- Appomattox exhibit focuses on experiences of newly freed slaves
It’s a Civil War Weekend and Spring Campaign at Virginia Tech
- It’s a Civil War Weekend and Spring Campaign at Virginia Tech
Civil War Weekend to Explore the Power of Place
The Roanoke Star, 03/05/2018
- Civil War Weekend to Explore the Power of Place
Council to explore how Virginia Tech ‘might recognize and acknowledge’ its history
The Roanoke Times, November 22, 2017
- Council to explore how Virginia Tech ‘might recognize and acknowledge’ its history
The Civil War history of the Fourth of July
Richmond Times-Dispatch, 07/03/2017
- The Civil War history of the Fourth of July
Celebrating July 4th When the Country Was Falling Apart
- Celebrating July 4th When the Country Was Falling Apart
A Fourth of July to remember
Roanoke Times, 07/04/2016
- A Fourth of July to remember
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