Charles D. Grear received his Ph.D. in history at Texas Christian University and has taught at Prairie View A&M University for the past eight years. He teaches the United States history survey courses as well as advanced courses in early American and Latin American history. A specialist in Texas and Civil War history, he has authored four articles, three book chapters,and a book Why Texans Fought in the Civil War with Texas A & M University Press as well as published four anthologies, The Fate of Texas: The Civil War and the Lone Star State (University of Arkansas Press), Texans and War: New Interpretations of the State’s Military History (Texas A&M University Press), The Chattanooga Campaign (Southern Illinois University Press), and The Vicksburg Campaign (Southern Illinois University Press). In addition to these projects he contributed to a new Texas History textbook organized by Prairie View’s Dr. Kenneth Howell Beyond Myths and Legends: A Narrative History of Texas (Abigail Press) and a Civil War history textbook The House Divided: America in the Era of Civil War and Reconstruction (Abigail Press). Other future projects include co-editing the Civil War in the Heartland Series for Southern Illinois University Press with Steven E. Woodworth. Additionally he is a book review editor for H-CivWar. Dr. Grear has received the Lawrence T. Jones III Research Fellowship in Civil War Texas History for the Texas State Historical Association, is a recipient of the fellowship to the 2007 West Point Summer Seminar in Military History, and the Burney Parker Research Fellowship for the Texas Collection at Baylor University.
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