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Professor Sarah Purcell

L.F. Parker Professor of History, Grinnell College

Professor Sarah Purcell is the L.F. Parker Professor of History at Grinnell College and previously taught at Central Michigan University. She is author of _Sealed with Blood: War, Sacrifice, and Memory in Revolutionary America_, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, and E_yewitness History: The Early American Republic_. She is co-author of _The Encyclopedia of Battles in North America, 1517-1915_ (which won a 2000 Best of Reference award from the New York Public Library) and C_ritical Lives: The Life and Work of Eleanor Roosevelt_. She recently released a new book, S_pectacle of Grief: The Politics of Mourning and the U.S. Civil War_.