Civil War Experts

Eric Keels

Eric Keels

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Global Security

Eric Keels’ primary research agenda explores the intersection of democracy and civil war—focusing on international mediation efforts and the durability of peace after civil wars.


Bob Hutton

Senior Lecturer of History

Bob Hutton is a senior lecturer in history and researcher with expertise in the history of the American South and Appalachia, with particular emphasis on subjects relating to labor, politics, and government.


Luke Harlow

Associate Professor of History

Luke Harlow is an expert in the history of the American Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery and emancipation, and religion and politics in the United States.


Michael David Cohen

Research Associate Professor, Editor of the Correspondence of James K. Polk

Michael David Cohen is a historian and documentary editor with expertise in nineteenth-century U.S. politics and education. He serves as editor of the Correspondence of James K. Polk, a project that has published twelve volumes of the eleventh’s president’s letters.


Dan Feller

Professor of History

Dan Feller is a professor of history whose interests encompass mid-nineteenth-century America as a whole, with special attention to Jacksonian politics and the coming of the Civil War.


Ernest Freeberg

Professor of History

Ernest Freeberg is a professor of history whose teaching and research interests center on the cultural and intellectual history of the United States in the 19th and early 20th century.