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Dr. Catherine Clinton is the Denman Professor of American History at the University of Texas at San Antonio and former president of the Southern Historical Association. She specializes in American History, with an emphasis on the history of the South, the American Civil War, American women, and African American history. Dr. Clinton earned her B.A. at Harvard University, her M.A. at the University of Sussex, and her Ph.D from Princeton University. She has held academic positions at numerous institutions of higher learning, including Harvard University, Brown UniversityWesleyan University, and The Citadel. Clinton has written for the History Channel and has authored and edited more than twenty-five books to date. She is editor of the series “History in the Headlines” and “Viewpoints on American Culture“. Clinton serves on the scholarly advisory board of both Ford’s Theatre and the Lincoln Cottage, as well as the journals Civil War Times and Civil War HistoryIn 2016, Clinton received the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which funded her research on how mental illness was diagnosed and treated for Union soldiers during the Civil War. Her biography, Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, was selected as one of the year’s best non-fiction books in 2004 by the Chicago Tribune and the Christian Science Monitor and serves as the current Shepherd University Common Reading selection.