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Leading Civil War historian Larry Logue comes to SU as Burton Blatt Senior Fellow
Leading Civil War historian Larry Logue comes to SU as Burton Blatt Senior FellowJuly 01, 2009Me’Shae Brooks-Rollingmrolling@law.syr.edu
Larry M. Logue, professor of history and political science at Mississippi College, will be a visiting senior fellow at the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University in July-August 2009. Senior fellow appointments provide select and accomplished senior faculty the opportunity to visit and collaborate with BBI team members at the institute’s Syracuse offices.
Logue holds a doctorate in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. Since winning the Francis and Emily Chipman Best First Book Award for “A Sermon in the Desert: Belief and Behavior in Early St. George, Utah” (University of Illinois Press, 1988), he has turned his interest to the experiences of soldiers and veterans of the Civil War. He is the author of “To Appomattox and Beyond: The Civil War Soldier in War and Peace” (Ivan R. Dee, 1996) and co-editor with Michael Barton of “The Civil War Soldier: A Historical Reader” and “The Civil War Veteran: A Historical Reader,” both published by New York University Press. Logue has co-authored articles on Union army veterans with BBI chairman Peter Blanck, and they are co-authors of “Race, Ethnicity, and the Treatment of Disability in Post-Civil War America,” forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.
Logue has previously made presentations at Maxwell School conferences on military service and disability. While at BBI, he will work with Blanck to complete their Cambridge Press manuscript, lead colloquia for BBI and SU faculty and staff on topics such as institutional care for veterans and the history of stigmatized disabilities, and collaborate on BBI grant proposals that address issues relevant to historical research and disability.
BBI at Syracuse University takes its name from Burton Blatt (1927-85), a pioneer in humanizing services for people with disabilities, staunch advocate of deinstitutionalization and national leader in special education. With its partners and multiple satellite offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Tel Aviv, BBI works nationally and internationally to advance the civic, economic and social participation of persons with disabilities in a global society. For more information, visit http://bbi.syr.edu.