Heath Anderson

Heath Anderson

Heath Anderson

Graduate Assistant


Bio

I am a Ph.D. student from Richmond, Virginia. My primary fields of study are the American Civil War and Reconstruction. My specific research interests are how different memories of the Civil War impacted Reconstruction-era politics and the interactions between former Confederates and black people in the South. My master’s thesis focused on the life and legacy of Confederate General William Mahone and the Readjuster Party he led during Virginia’s Reconstruction.

Academic Career

Ph.D. candidate, Mississippi State University, 2020-Present

M.A., History, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2019.
B.A., History, Virginia Commonwealth University, Cum Laude, 2017.

Publications

Publications

 

Master’s Thesis: “Architect of the New South: The Life and Legacy of General William Mahone.” – adviser, Dr. Kathryn Shively

https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/5887/

 

Emerging Civil War Blog entry: “Selectively Remembered: William Mahone and the Readjuster Party.” https://emergingcivilwar.com/2019/04/11/emerging-scholar-heath-anderson/

Honors & Awards

Internships

Educational Intern, American Civil War Museum, Summer 2016 and Fall 2018

 

Collections Intern, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Spring 2018

Courses Taught

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mississippi State University 2020-Present

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017-2019

Professional Associations

Society of Civil War Historians

Southern Historical Association

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