Catherine Clinton

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Catherine Clinton is the Denman Professor of American History at the University of Texas at San Antonio, a post she took up in August 2014. She continues as an international research professor in the School of History and Anthropology at her former university Queen's University Belfast. She specializes in American History, with an emphasis on the history of the South, the American Civil War, American women, and African American history.

Clinton grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, where she graduated from the Sunset Hill School in 1969. Thereafter, she studied sociology and African-American History at Harvard University (Lowell House), graduating in 1973. Clinton received her Ph.D from Princeton University in 1980, after completing her dissertation on under the direction of James M. McPherson.

She has held academic positions at numerous institutions of higher learning, including Union College, Harvard University, Brandeis University, Brown University, Wofford College, The University of Richmond, Benghazi, Wesleyan University, Baruch College of the City University of New York and The Citadel. She currently holds a chair in American history at UTSA.

Clinton is a prolific scholar and has held a variety of academic appointments. She has written for the History Channel, consulted on projects for WGBH, and is a member of the Screen Writers Guild, and has authored, edited, co-authored or co-edited more than twenty-five books to date. She is editor of a series VIEWPOINTS ON AMERICAN CULTURE (Oxford University Press).

She serves on the scholarly advisory board of both Ford's Theatre and the Lincoln Cottage, as well as the following journals: Civil War Times and CIVIL WAR HISTORY.

She has been an advisor on several documentaries, including BROTHER, OUTSIDER (the life of Bayard Rustin) and REBEL! (the life of Loreta Velasquez), as well as Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2011).

In 2015-2016 she will serve as the President of the Southern Historical Association.

Selected Recent Works[edit]

  • Mary Chesnut's Diary, Penguin Classic Edition (2011)
  • Harriet Tubman: the Road to Freedom (New York, 2004)[1] {Best Non-Fiction in 2004: Christian Science Monitor & Chicago Tribune} HISTORY BOOK CLUB SE
  • MRS. LINCOLN: A LIFE (Harper Collins, 2009)HISTORY BOOK CLUB SELECTION, BOOK OF THE MONTH SELECTION
  • The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South (Pantheon, 1982) including chapter: "FOUCAULT MEETS MANDINGO"
  • DIVIDED HOUSES: Gender and the Civil War [Co-editor] (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992) HISTORY BOOK CLUB SELECTION
  • HALF-SISTERS OF HISTORY: SouthernWomen and the American Past [Editor] (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1994)
  • Taking Off the White Gloves: Southern Women and Women's History, Michele Gillespie and Catherine Clinton, eds. (Columbia, MO 1998)
  • LIFE IN CIVIL WAR AMERICA [Commissioned by the NATIONAL PARK SERVICE] (Eastern National Press, 1996)
  • CIVIL WAR STORIES (Athens:University of Georgia Press, 1998) Averitt Lecture Series, Georgia Southern University.
  • PUBLIC WOMEN AND THE CONFEDERACY (Marquette University Press, 1999) Frank B. Klement Lecture, Marquette University.
  • Tara Revisited: Woman, War, & the Plantation Legend (Abbeville, 1995)
  • COLUMBIA GUIDE TO AMERICAN WOMEN IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, [co-author] (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000)
  • The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South, Catherine Clinton and Michele Gillespie, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997)
  • Fanny Kemble's Journals (Cambridge, MA, 2000)
  • THE OTHER CIVIL WAR: American Women in the Nineteenth Century (1984, 2nd edition, New York: Hill and Wang, 1999)
  • PORTRAITS OF AMERICAN WOMEN [Co-editor] (1991, reprint edition, Oxford University Press, 1998)
  • SOUTHERN FAMILIES AT WAR: Loyalty and Conflict in the Civil War South [editor] (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000)
  • TAKING OFF THE WHITE GLOVES:Southern Women and Women Historians [co-editor] (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1998)
  • PUBLIC WOMEN AND THE CONFEDERACY (Marquette University Press, 1999) Frank B. Klement Lecture, Marquette University.
  • Fanny Kemble's Civil Wars (Simon & Schuster, 2000 & reprint edition: Oxford, 2006)
  • BATTLE SCARS: GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN THE CIVIL WAR [co-editor] (Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • REMINISCENCES OF MY LIFE IN CAMP: AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN'S CIVIL WAR MEMOIR (University of Georgia Press, 2006)
  • I, TOO, SING AMERICA: Three Centuries of African American Poetry [editor] (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Children, 1998) Winner of the Bank Street Poetry Prize 1998 & American Library Association, Best Books for Young Adults in 1998
  • THE SCHOLASTIC ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE CIVIL WAR (author) (New York: Scholastic Press, 1999)
  • THE BLACK SOLDIER (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Children, 2000)
  • A POEM OF HER OWN: Women’s Voices Past and Present (New York: Harry Abrams, 2003) New York Public Library Best Children's Book List
  • HOLD THE FLAG HIGH (New York: Harper Collins Children, 2005)
  • BOOTH (under the name C. C. Colbert) Illustrated by Tanitoc (New York: First Second Books, 2010)

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