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Military History books by UNT graduates

MHC alumnist Brad Clampitt's dissertation, which he turned into a book and had published by the LSU Press last fall, titled The Confederate Heartland: Military and Civilian Morale in the Western Confederacy (2011), was one of two finalists for the Jefferson Davis Award given by the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond.The committee named a winner and two finalists, and Clampitt was one of the two finalists. Dr. Clampitt may be the only person in the history of the award (which is the oldest book prize in the field) to submit a revised dissertation for consideration. In addition, he was just awarded tenure at East Central University in Oklahoma.

Bradley Clampitt (Ph.D., 2006) had his second article published in Civil War History in December 2010: "'Not Intended to Dispossess Females': Southern Women and Civil War Amnesty." In the fall of 2011, the Louisiana State University Press will publish his book on military and civilian morale in the western theater of the Civil War. Clampitt is an assistant professor of history at East Central University.

Christopher B. Bean's article "Death of a Carpetbagger: The George Washington Smith Murder and Stockade Trial in Jefferson, Texas, 1868-1869," which was published in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, CXII (January 2009): 262-292, won the H. Bailey Carroll Award from the Texas State Historical Association as the best article in the Quarterly for 2009. Smith, a former US Army officer, and his killers were tried by a military commission during the military occupation of Texas at that time.

One of Dr. Lowe’s former students and alumni of the Military History Center, Dr. Bradley Clampitt (Ph.D UNT, 2006), will have his doctoral dissertation, “Morale in the Western Confederacy, 1864-1865,” published by the Louisiana State University Press in its “Conflicting Worlds” series. Clampitt is assistant professor of history at East Central University in Oklahoma.


Christopher Koontz (UNT Ph.D., now a historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, D.C.) served as chair of a session on Texans in World War II at the 2010 annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association in Dallas on March 4.


Kelly Crager (UNT Ph.D., now at Texas Tech University) presented a paper on Texas prisoners of the Japanese in World War II at the 2010 annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association in Dallas on March 4.


Christopher Bean (UNT Ph.D., now an assistant professor at East Central University in Oklahoma) presented a paper on James Earl Rudder on D-Day in World War II at the 2010 annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association in Dallas on March 4.


Gregory W. Ball (UNT Ph.D. candidate, now a historian affiliated with the U.S. Air Force Reserve) presented a paper on conscription in Texas during World War I at the 2010 annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association. in Dallas on March 6.


J’Nell Pate (UNT Ph.D., Tarrant County College in Fort Worth) presented a paper on pilot training in Fort Worth during World War I at the 2010 annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association in Dallas on March 6.


Brad Clampitt, will have an article published in Civil War History in late 2010 or early 2011, titled:  “‘Not Intended to Dispossess Females’: Southern Women and Civil War Amnesty.”



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