Dr. Robert Hunt

Professor
Director, Undergraduate Program

CONTACT
E-mail: robert.hunt@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-5519
Office Location and Mailing Address: Peck Hall Room, 276
MTSU Box 23
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

FIELDS: Civil War and Reconstruction; Antebellum American South; the history of war

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT: I began my career as a Southern historian, examining the relationship between plantation slavery and antebellum social reform (the public school movement). Over the years I have shifted to become an historian of modern war. By this I do not mean just describing and recounting battles, or examining the latest weapons' system. I explore how different societies, through time, have understood war, defined it, prosecuted it, and remembered it. I study the history of war-making, not simply battles and leaders.

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:

  • History 3120, Military History of the United States
  • History 3170, History of the American South in Film
  • History 3180, Modern War in Film
  • History 3125, First World War
  • History 4040, Civil War and Reconstruction
  • History 4150, History of the American South

GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:

  • Spring 2013, readings in 19th c. America 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: 

Hunt, Robert. The Good Men Who Won the War: Army of the Cumberland Veterans and Emancipation Memory. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2010.

Introduction to Marcus B. Toney, The Privations of a Private: Campaigning with the First Tennessee, CSA, and Life Thereafter (1907; reprint: FireAnt, 2005).

SELECTED AWARDS: 

Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize for the best manuscript in Southern History and Culture published by the University of Alabama Press

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

Doughboys and Johnny Rebs: World War I and the Transformation of Nashville's Lost Cause Memory, 1915-1941

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., University of Missouri, 1988
M.A.,    University of Wyoming 1979
B.A.,    University of Northern Colorado 1974

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