Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome historian Steve Davis of Atlanta to the ranks of our contributors!
Steve has been a Civil War buff since the 4th grade. He attended Emory University and studied under the renowned Civil War historian Bell Wiley. After a master’s degree in American history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he taught high school for a few years, then earned his Ph.D. at Emory, where he concentrated on the theme of the Civil War in Southern literature.
Steve is the author of an in-depth book on the Atlanta campaign, Atlanta Will Fall: Sherman, John Johnston and the Heavy Yankee Battalions (2001). His book What the Yankees Did to Us: Sherman’s Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta was published by Mercer University Press in 2012. In a review in Civil War News, Ted Savas calls Steve’s book “by far the most well-researched, thorough, and detailed account ever written about the ‘wrecking’ of Atlanta.” Steve is also the author of more than a hundred articles in such scholarly and popular publications as Civil War Times Illustrated and the Georgia Historical Quarterly. From 1984 to 2005, he served as book review editor for Blue & Gray Magazine, now retired, he serves as a Civil War consultant for the Atlanta History Center.
Steve, served as a speaker and consultant for the 2015 television documentary “When Georgia Howled: Sherman on the March,” a joint production of the Atlanta History Center and Georgia Public Broadcasting. He also served as the historian/content partner for the Civil War Trust’s Atlanta Campaign Battle App, produced in 2013-14.
Steve is also a popular speaker to Civil War round tables and historical societies. His favorite event was a couple of years ago when he addressed President and Mrs. Carter and family on the role of Copenhill (the Carter Center) in the battle of Atlanta.
Steve is currently at work on several projects with ECW, including an upcoming contribution to the Emerging Civil War Series. “The Emerging Civil War Series is one of the coolest things to come out of the Sesquicentennial: paperbacks covering major battles and campaigns that are well-written, richly illustrated, offering useful tour information and other perks, all at an affordable price,” he says. “Talk about keeping the War alive for both the newcomer and the cognoscenti!” Details coming soon….