Participant Info

First Name
Lindsay Rae
Last Name
Anderson University
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United States History, Nineteenth-Century, Civil War and Reconstruction, Military History, History of Medicine,
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About Me

Lindsay Rae Privette’s teaching and research interests focus on the American Civil War with an emphasis on soldier’s health and medical care. Her dissertation, which she is currently revising into a manuscript, examines the ways in which medial care influenced the fighting effectiveness of Civil War armies and shaped the relationships between line officers, medical personnel, and common soldiers. Dr. Privette earned her BA from Baylor University and her MA and PhD from the University of Alabama. She joined the faculty of Anderson University in the fall of 2018 where she teaches courses on the American Revolution, Civil War, military history, memory studies, and popular culture.

Recent Publications

“Contaminated Water and Dehydration during the Vicksburg Campaign,” forthcoming in American Discord: The Republic and its People in the Civil War Era (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press).

“’We Yet Survive’: Physician Patient Relationships and the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1853,” Social History of Medicine 32, issue 1 (February 2019): 80-98.

“More than Paper and Ink: Confederate Medical Literature and the Making of the Army Medical Corps,” Civil War History 64, 1 (March 2018): 30-55.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Environment, Gender, Medicine, Military, Public History