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Don H. Doyle

McCausland Professor of History

Office: 231 Gambrell Hall
Degrees: B.A. University of California, Davis
Ph.D. Northwestern University
Phone: (803) 777-6068
Research Interests: U.S. 19th century, international, Civil War
Curriculum vitae: Download PDF


Teaches United States history and has a special interest in the Civil War era, the American South, and the U.S. and the Atlantic world. 

Professor Doyle teaches undergraduate courses on nationalism, the American history survey, and a course on Faulkner and Southern History. He also teaches graduate seminars on US history in the nineteenth century.

His publications include:

 The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War 
The Social Order of a Frontier Community
Nashville in the New South
Nashville Since the 1920s
New Men, New Cities, New South
The South as an American Problem (co-edited with Larry Griffin)
Faulkner's County: The Historical Roots of Yoknapatawph
Nations Divided: America, Italy, and the Southern Question
Nationalism in the New World (co-edited with Marco Pamplona)
Secession as an International Phenomenon, a collection of essays

Current Activities 

A book of essays on American Civil Wars: The United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 186Os is forthcoming with the University of North Carolina Press. I am beginning work on a sequel to The Cause of All Nations called  Viva Lincoln! It will examine the response to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln around the world and how this helped spark an international resurgence of republicanism and emancipation.