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Barton A. Myers

Assistant Professor of History

Barton A. Myers

Newcomb 223
540.458.8776
myersb@wlu.edu

Education

Miller Postdoctoral Fellow in Military History 2009-10, Cornell
Ph.D. 2009 University of Georgia, Athens
M.A. 2005 University of Georgia, Athens
B.A. 2003 College of Wooster, Wooster, OH

Research

Research Interests: Irregular Warfare, Soldiers and Atrocity, Political Dissent

Teaching

American Civil War
War and Society
U.S. South
Public History

Selected Publications

Book

  • Executing Daniel Bright: Race, Loyalty, and Guerrilla Violence in a Coastal Carolina Community, 1861-1865 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, October 2009, Paperback November 2011). Winner of the 2009 Jules and Frances Landry Award for the best book on a southern studies topic. 

Journal Articles/Book Chapters

  •  “The Future of Civil War Studies: Military History,” The Journal of the Civil War Era vol. 2, no. 1 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, Official Publication of the Society of Civil War Historians, March 2012).
  •  “Dissecting the Torture of Mrs. Owens: The Story of a Civil War Atrocity,” Stephen Berry ed. Weirding the War: Stories from the Civil War’s Ragged Edges (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2011).
  •  “’A More Rigorous Style of Warfare’: Wild’s Raid, Guerrilla Violence and Negotiated Neutrality in Northeastern North Carolina,” Paul D. Escott ed., North Carolinians in the Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008).

Current Research

Rebels Against a Rebellion: North Carolina’s Unionists in the Civil War Era (manuscript in progress)