Megan Kate Nelson

Megan Kate Nelson

Megan Kate Nelson grew up in Littleton, Colorado, and is now a writer and historian living in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She has written about the Civil War, U.S. western history, academia, and American culture for the New York Times, Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Preservation Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Civil War Times. She also writes a regular column on Civil War popular culture, “Stereoscope,” for Civil War Monitor. Her most recent book, *The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West,* will be published by Scribner in February 2020. Megan has written two other books—Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War (University of Georgia Press, 2012) and Trembling Earth: A Cultural History of the Okefenokee Swamp (University of Georgia Press, 2005). She earned her BA in History and Literature from Harvard University and her PhD in American Studies from the University of Iowa. She has also taught U.S. history and American Studies at Texas Tech University, Cal State Fullerton, Harvard, and Brown.

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