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Paul Quigley

Paul Quigley, Associate Professor

Paul Quigley, Associate Professor
Paul Quigley, Associate Professor

Department of History
405 Major Williams Hall, 220 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-9090 |

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
  • Nationalism
  • 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
  • Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence in Individual Achievement, Virginia Tech Alumni Association (2020)
  • 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.

Journal Articles

“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.

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