Charles D. Grear

Charles D. Grear

Charles D. Grear received his Ph.D. in history at Texas Christian University and has taught at Prairie View A&M University for the past four years. He teaches the United States history survey courses as well as advanced courses in early American and Latin American history. A specialist in Texas and Civil War history, he has authored four articles, three book chapters, and a book Why Texans Fought in the Civil War with Texas A & M University Press as well as published an anthology for the University of Arkansas Press titled The Fate of Texas: The Civil War and the Lone Star State. In addition to these projects he is contributing to a new Texas History textbook organized by Prairie View's Dr. Kenneth Howell Beyond Myths and Legends: A Narrative History of Texas, co-authored a Civil War history textbook The House Divided: America in the Era of Civil War and Reconstruction, and co-editing a forthcoming book with Dr. Alexander Mendoza Texas and War: New Interpretations of the Military History of the Lone Star State. Other future projects include co-editing the Civil War in the Heartland Series for Southern Illinois University Press with Steven E. Woodworth. Additionally he is a book review editor for H-CivWar. Dr. Grear has received the Lawrence T. Jones III Research Fellowship in Civil War Texas History for the Texas State Historical Association, is a recipient of the fellowship to the 2007 West Point Summer Seminar in Military History, and the Burney Parker Research Fellowship for the Texas Collection at Baylor University.

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