senior fellow at BBI and former professor of history at Mississippi College
Larry Logue comes to BBI from Mississippi College, where he was professor of history and political science. He received a doctorate in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. Since winning the Francis and Emily Chipman Best First Book Award for A Sermon in the Desert: Belief and Behavior in Early St. George, Utah (University of Illinois Press), Dr. Logue has turned his interest to the experiences of soldiers and veterans of the Civil War. He is the author of To Appomattox and Beyond: The Civil War Soldier in War and Peace, (Ivan R. Dee), and co-editor with Michael Barton of The Civil War Soldier: A Historical Reader and The Civil War Veteran: A Historical Reader (both New York University Press).
For the past decade, Dr. Logue and BBI chairman Peter Blanck have conducted research on Union army veterans' experience with disabilities and with the federal government's benefits. Building on articles investigating veterans' longevity and African Americans' treatment in the pension system, they co-authored Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: Veterans and Benefits in Post-Civil War America, a volume in Cambridge University Press’s Disability Law and Policy series.
At BBI, Dr. Logue collaborates with Dr. Blanck exploring the psychological traumas suffered by Union army veterans. This investigation will culminate in Civil War Veterans, Psychological Illness, and Suicide: Lessons from the Past, a new monograph in Cambridge’s Disability Law and Policy series.