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Susannah Ural

Dr. Susannah Ural

Full Professor


Susannah J. Ural, Ph.D. is professor of history and co-director of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is an award winning scholar and teacher, and has published numerous books and articles on U.S. military history and the Civil War era. In 2019, Ural launched and became director of the Mississippi Civil War Governors Project (CWGM), a cooperative digital history venture between the University of Southern Mississippi, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the Mississippi Digital Library. Over the next six years, the CWGM team will complete their plan to scan, transcribe, and annotate nearly 50,000 documents from nine governors’ administrations that span 1859 through 1882, ensuring that scholars can use the project to study the entire Civil War era.

  • PHD - Kansas State University (2002)
  • MA - Kansas State University (1997)
  • BA - University of Vermont (1995)

HIS 101 - World Civilizations: Beginnings to 1500 C.E.
HIS 201 - Survey of United States History to 1877
HIS 300 - Research Seminar: The Craft of History
HIS 306 - History in the Digital Age
HIS 351 - Themes in U.S. Military History
HIS 400 - Capstone: Senior Research Seminar
HIS 463 - The Sectional Controversy and the Civil War, 1848-1877
HIS 479 - Topics in American History: Mark Twain's America

Graduate Courses:
HIS 563 - The Sectional Controversy and the Civil War, 1848-1877
HIS 579 - Topics in American History: Mark Twain's America
HIS 585 - Topics in the History of War and Society
HIS 711 - Research Seminar in American History
HIS 712 - Research Seminar in European History
HIS 722 - Seminar in War and Society Historiography
HIS 725 - Interpretations and Themes in American History to 1865
HIS 736 - Seminar in Modern Military History
HIS 771 - Seminar in United States History to 1877

  • "'Every Comfort, Freedom, and Liberty': A Case Study of the Mississippi Confederate Home", Special issue: "Reconsidering Civil War Veterans" that I also guest edited, Journal of the Civil War Era, 2019
  • “‘We Can Keep All the Yankees Back That They Can Send’: Morale Among Hood’s Texas Brigade Soldiers and Their Families, 1864-1865,”, Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia, 2018
  • Hood’s Texas Brigade: The Soldiers and Families of the Confederacy's Most Celebrated Unit. , 2017
  • Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades: Soldiers and Families in America’s Civil War, 2013
  • “The Winter that Made the Texas Brigade” , Civil War Times Illustrated, 2011
  • Civil War Citizens: Race, Ethnicity and Identity in America’s Bloodiest Conflict, 2010
  • "'Ye Sons of Green Erin Assemble': Northern Irish American Catholics and the Union War Effort, 1861-1865", Civil War Citizens: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in America’s Bloodiest Conflict, 2010
  • “The Summer of Irish Rage: The Cause and Consequences of the New York City Draft Riots”, America’s Civil War, 2009
  • The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865, 2006
  • “The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-Americans and the Union War Effort, 1861-1865.”, Journal of Military History, 2005
  • Society of Civil War Historians
  • Society for Military History
  • Southern Historical Association
  • Mississippi Historical Society
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

U.S. Civil War Era, U.S. War & Society, U.S. Military History, Nineteenth-Century America