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Civil War History editor’s class airs on C-SPAN

Mar 4th, 2016

The Emporia Gazette reports that an Emporia State University class about Civil War history will be aired on C-SPAN. “Civil War Veterans” will air at 7 p.m. Saturday March 5, 2016, on C-SPAN 3 with an encore airing at 11 p.m. the same night.

The class taught by Dr. Brian Craig Miller, associate professor of history, is part of the Lectures in History series on the cable channel. The series allows viewers to join students in college classrooms to hear lectures on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.

Miller’s class, The Civil War Era, 1848-1877, was taped in November on the Emporia State campus and focuses on his area of specialty, the Civil War. In the particular class session, Miller taught about the transition Confederate soldiers of the Civil War had coming back home after combat.

“My topic of the difficult transition back to the home front for Confederate Veterans is a pertinent one considering the difficulties that many men and women are facing in their transition from Iraq and Afghanistan,” Miller explained.

Miller has earned a reputation as a Civil War scholar. He is coeditor of the Kent State University Press series “The Civil War Era in the South” and is editor of the journal “Civil War History.”

His publications include “Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South” (University of Georgia Press, 2015), “John Bell Hood and the Fight for Civil War Memory” (University of Tennessee Press, 2010), and “The American Memory: Americans and Their History to 1877” (Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., 2008), as well as articles and several book reviews. His research has been supported by numerous fellowships, including a Mellon Fellowship from the Huntington Library and the Ballard Breaux Fellowship from the Filson Historical Society.

Said Miller about participating in the C-SPAN series: “I am honored to be part of the series and thrilled that viewers will get a chance to learn more about an often over-looked chapter in our history.”

For those wanting to watch the C-SPAN episode who don’t receive C-SPAN 3, it can be streamed online at logging in with their TV provider credentials. Immediately after the first airing, the episode will be online at Next week a podcast will be online at

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