Joan Waugh
Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles

Joan Waugh is a historian specializing in the Civil War, Reconstruction and Gilded Age eras. She has written books on these subjects, including U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth and Civil War and Reconstruction, 1856 to 1859, as well as The Memory of the Civil War in American Culture and Wars Within A War: Controversy and Conflict Over the American Civil War.