Author Interview--Diane Miller Sommerville (Aberration of Mind)

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today, we are joined by Diane Miller Sommerville. She is an Associate Professor of History at Binghamton University. Her publications include Rape and Race in the Nineteenth-Century South. She recently published Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War Era South. Please also see Katie Thompson review of Aberration of Mind.

New Directions in the History of Veterans of the American Civil War

Chair and Commentator: Paul Cimbala, Fordham University

An Organization of Brothers: The Grand Army of the Republic, Civil War Veterans, and Coping with War
Kathleen Thompson, West Virginia University

Mapping Loyalty: The Persisting Social Networks of Civil War Veterans
Katharine Dahlstrand, University of Georgia

“Played Out”: Veterans’ Interpretations of Mental Illness
Dillon Carroll, Hunter College, City University of New York

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