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Stephen V. Ash

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1983

Awards and Recognitions

  • University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professorship in Humanities for 2008-2010
  • University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences Lindsay Young Professorship for 2002-2007
  • UT Alexander Prize for Distinguished Research and Teaching, 2005
  • UT Chancellor’s Award for Research and Creative Achievement, 2004
  • University of Tennessee National Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award, 1999

Selected Publications

  • A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year after the Civil War (Hill & Wang/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2013)
  • The Black Experience in the Civil War South (Praeger, 2010)
  • Firebrand of Liberty: The Story of Two Black Regiments That Changed the Course of the Civil War (W. W. Norton, 2008)
  • A Year in the South: 1865: The True Story of Four Ordinary People Who Lived Through the Most Tumultuous Twelve Months in American History (HarperCollins, 2004)
  • [with Paul H. Bergeron and Jeanette Keith], Tennesseans and Their History (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1999)
  • Secessionists and Other Scoundrels: Selections from Parson Brownlow's Book (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999)
  • When the Yankees Came: Conflict and Chaos in the Occupied South, 1861-1865 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995; paperback edition, 1999)
  • Middle Tennessee Society Transformed, 1860-1870: War and Peace in the Upper South (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1988)

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