Joan Waugh
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Joan Waugh
Joan Waugh
OccupationHistory professor
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Genrenon-fiction, biography

Joan Waugh is an American historian and academic, on the faculty at University of California, Los Angeles. She specializes in the 19th-century American history, and is an expert on the American Civil War, the aftermath and Gilded Age.[1]


She graduated from UCLA.[2]

She has written books such as U.S. Grant, American Hero, American Myth.[3][4]Unsentimental Reformer: The Life of Josephine Shaw Lowell (1998), The Memory of the Civil War in American Culture (2004), and The American War: A History of the Civil War Era (2015), co-authored with Gary W. Gallagher.[1] Waugh has also written essays on Civil war topics, including Ulysses Grant,[5] whom she has commented critically on.[6]

Waugh has given numerous lectures at universities, and along with Gallagher she has been involved in conferences on the Civil War at the Huntington Library.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Joan Waugh". UCLA. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "KL12 | University Press | Marquette University". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War". Los Angeles Times. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ Yardley, Jonathan (2009-11-22). "Jonathan Yardley reviews 'U.S. Grant' by Joan Waugh". ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Yockelson, Mitchell (10 July 2012). Grant: Savior of the Union. Thomas Nelson Inc. p. 191. ISBN 978-1-59555-453-6.
  6. ^ Frantz, Edward O. (24 March 2014). A Companion to the Reconstruction Presidents 1865-1881. Wiley. p. 328. ISBN 978-1-118-60775-6.
  7. ^ McCurry, Stephanie (7 May 2012). Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South. Harvard University Press. p. 433. ISBN 978-0-674-05665-7.

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