Stephanie McCurry

Stephanie McCurry

Research Interest

ON LEAVE (Spring 2021)

Education

Ph.D. – State University of New York, Binghamton
M.A. – University of Rochester
B.A. –University of Western Ontario

Interests and Research

Stephanie McCurry, Professor of History, specializes in the American Civil War and Reconstruction, the nineteenth century United States, the American South, and the history of women and gender. Current work focuses on the epic human drama of Reconstruction in the U.S. and the comparative history of postwar societies and processes of reconstruction in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Expert in Civil War and Reconstruction and available for journalists on related issues, including Confederate Monuments and memory, Proslavery ideas and Slavery and its Legacy in U.S.

To read an excerpt of Professor McCurry's newest book Women's War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War (2019), please visit this link.

For a video of a recent lecture, please see this link

To visit her website, please see this link.

Awards

  • Richard Dunn Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Pennsylvania, 2014.
  • Elected, Member, Society of American Historians, 2013.
  • Confederate Reckoning:  Frederick Douglass Book Prize of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery and Abolition, 2011.
  • Confederate Reckoning:  Pulitzer Prize finalist, April 2011.
  • Confederate Reckoning:  Merle Curti Prize, Organization of American Historians, 2011.
  • Confederate Reckoning:  Avery O. Craven Award of the Organization of American Historians, 2011.
  • Confederate Reckoning:  Willie Lee Rose Prize of the Southern Association of Women Historians, 2011.
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2003-04.
  • Masters of Small Worlds:  John Hope Franklin Prize of the American Studies Association, 1996.
  • Masters of Small Worlds:  Francis Butler Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association, 1997.
  • Masters of Small Worlds:  Charles Sydnor Prize of the Southern Historical Association, 1996.
  • Masters of Small Worlds:  Willie Lee Rose Prize of the Southern Association of Women Historians, 1997.
  • Masters of Small Worlds:  Best Book Prize of the South Carolina Historical Association, 1995.

 

Massive Open Online Course

  • The History of the Slave South, 10 weeks, offered on the Coursera Platform, January –March 2014, January –March 2015

Publications

Books

Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War (2019). To read an excerpt: "A Very Great Change." 

Confederate Reckoning:  Power and Politics in the Civil War South (2012).

Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households, Gender Relations and the Political Culture of the Antebellum South Carolina Low Country (1995).