Matthew E. Stanley, Ph.D., is assistant professor of history at Albany State University in Albany, Georgia. He teaches courses on Slavery, the U.S. South, Public History, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the Long Civil Rights Movement.
Stanley has contributed to The Public Historian, Civil War History, The Civil War Monitor, Ohio Valley History, Middle West Review, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Civil War Book Review, and the Kansas City Public Library Civil War Encyclopedia Project, “The Civil War on the Western Border.”
His book, The Loyal West: War and Reunion in Middle America, will be published in the fall of 2016 with the University of Illinois Press. His current research interests are the cultural nexus between Civil War veteranhood and radical class politics.