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Nina Silber

associate professor, history, Boston University

Professor Silber specializes in the history of the United States between the mid-19th century and the early 20th century, including the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Her scholarship focuses mainly on cultural and women's history, but the courses she teaches--on the Civil War era, the Gilded Age, and the American South--also examine society and politics in these periods. She is the author of numerous publications, including *The Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, 1865-1900 *(1993), which is an examination of Northerners' changing cultural attitudes towards the South after the Civil War, and *Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War *(2005). She also co-edited* Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War* (1992), *Yankee Correspondence: Civil War Letters Between New England Soldiers and the Homefront *(1996), and *Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the US Civil War *(2006). She has also consulted on a number of Civil War and women's history video projects and museum exhibits as well as served as Director of Women's Studies at Boston University.