|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles|
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.
She graduated from UCLA.
She has written books such as U.S. Grant, American Hero, American Myth.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. Waugh has also written essays on Civil war topics, including Ulysses Grant, whom she has commented critically on.
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