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Associate Professor of History, Mississippi State University

Anne Marshall is an associate professor in the Mississippi State University Department of History and is executive director of the Ulysses S. Grant Association and the U.S. Grant Presidential Library.

Marshall is currently working on an upcoming biography of anti-slavery activist Cassius Marcellus Clay, a founding member of the country’s Republican Party and Abraham Lincoln’s ambassador to Russia. In 2010, she penned “Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State” (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), which received critical and popular acclaim. She also has published articles in several scholarly publications including the Journal of the Civil War Era, Slavery & Abolition, Agricultural History and Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.

She is a contributor to a number of books including “Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War’s Aftermath (University Press of Kentucky, 2010), “Reconstruction: The Unfinished Business of the Civil War” (Fordham University Press, 2010), and “Master Narratives: Storytelling, History, and the Postmodern South” (Louisiana University Press, 2013).

A Phi Beta Kappa cum laude graduate of Kentucky’s Centre College, Marshall holds both a master’s degree and doctorate in history from the University of Georgia.


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    Associate Professor of History, Mississippi State University