Lorien L. Foote
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Specialty: War and Society, Civil War and Reconstruction, Nineteenth-Century U.S.
Lorien Foote joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 2013. She is the author of The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Manhood, Honor, and Violence in the Union Army (2010), which was a finalist and honorable mention for the 2011 Lincoln Prize, and Seeking the One Great Remedy: Francis George Shaw and Nineteenth-Century Reform (2003). Her research and teaching interests are War and Society, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Nineteenth-Century American Reform Movements. She is the creator and principal investigator of a project with the Center for Virtual History at the University of Georgia that is mapping the movement of 3000 Federal prisoners of war who escaped from the Confederacy during the American Civil War (http://www.ehistory.org/projects/fugitive-federals.html).
The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy (University of North Carolina Press, 2016)
The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Manhood, Honor, and Violence in the Union Army (New York: New York University Press, 2010)