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- Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1999
Lorien Foote is the Patricia & Bookman Peters Professor in History. She is the author four books. Her most recent, Rites of Retaliation: Civilization, Soldiers, and Campaigns in the American Civil War, was awarded the 2022 Organization of American Historians Civil War and Reconstruction Book Award. The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners of War (2016), was a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, and The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Manhood, Honor, and Violence in the Union Army (2010), was a finalist and honorable mention for the 2011 Lincoln Prize. She is the co-editor of three volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of the American Civil War (2021). Dr. Foote is the creator and principal investigator of the Digital Humanities Project “Fugitive Federals,” which visualizes the escape and movement of 3000 Federal prisoners of war during the American Civil War: http://www.ehistory.org/projects/fugitive-federals.html.
Rites of Retaliation: Civilization, Soldiers, and Campaigns in the American Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2021)
Daniel Krebs and Lorien Foote, eds., Useful Captives: The Role of POWs in American Military Conflicts (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2021)
The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy (University of North Carolina Press, 2016)
“So Conceived and So Dedicated”: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North, (editor with Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai) (Fordham University Press, 2015)
The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Manhood, Honor, and Violence in the Union Army (New York: New York University Press, 2010)
Seeking One Great Remedy: Francis George Shaw & Nineteenth-Century Reform (Ohio University Press, 2003)