About Catherine Clinton, Ph.D.

Historian. Consultant. Collaborator. Award-winning author.Catherine Clinton encompasses all things related to American History. 

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About Catherine Clinton

Catherine Clinton holds the Denman Chair of American History at the University of Texas in San Antonio and is Professor Emerita at Queen’s University Belfast. She has served on the executive council of the Society of American Historians and on the Advisory Committee of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Bicentennial Commission, and she remains on advisory boards for Civil War HistoryCivil War Times, The President’s Cottage and Soldier’s Home, and Ford’s Theatre.

Clinton has written and edited over thirty books, from children’s fiction about Phillis Wheatley to the Columbia Guide to American Women in the Nineteenth Century – from booklets for the National Park Service to poetry anthologies. Her first book, The Plantation Mistress: Woman’s World in the Old South, appeared in 1982 and was a selection of the History Book Club; her 2004 biography of Harriet Tubman, Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, was named as one of the best non-fiction books by the Christian Science Monitor and the Chicago Tribune. Mrs. Lincoln: A Life was published by Harper Collins in 2009, and Clinton subsequently served as a consultant for Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film, Lincoln. In 2016 Louisiana State University Press published her Fleming Lectures: Stepdaughters Of History: Southern Women and The Civil War. Notably, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in U.S. History also in 2016.

In November 2016, she served as President of the Southern Historical Association. Her public presidential address,   “The Southern Social Network,” has inspired The Cassandra Project, a non-profit educational initiative to combat sexual harassment within departments of history at southern postgraduate institutions.

The first book in her new University of Georgia Press series, History in the Headlines, will be published in 2019: Confederate Statues and Memorialization.

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