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Frank Byrne

Professor, Department Chair


Ph.D. Ohio State University, 2000
MA, University of Georgia, 1994
BA, Kent State University, 1991



  • nineteenth-century U.S. history
  • Civil War & Reconstruction
  • old South

Specialty area
Nineteenth century USA, Civil War


Becoming Bourgeois: Merchant Culture in the Antebellum and Confederate South./ University Press of Kentucky, 2006.

“The Merchant in Antebellum Southern Literature and Society,”
American Nineteenth Century History/ 6 (March 2005): 33-55.

Classes taught

Civil War
Urban History
US surveys