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Dr. William G. Piston

William G. Piston






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Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897 work
Director of Graduate Studies


PhD, 1982, University of South Carolina


Undergraduate courses

  • U.S. History to 1877
  • U.S. History since 1877
  • Writing II: Historical Inquiry
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • The Civil War in the Ozarks
  • Military History of the United States
  • Independent Readings
  • Internship in Public History

Graduate courses

  • Historiography
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • War and Conflict in the Twentieth Century
  • U.S. Military History 1845-1865
  • The Civil War Era
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American History
  • The Civil War in Missouri: The Use and Understanding of Sources
  • Independent Readings
  • Internship in Public History

Research and professional interests

  • American military history
  • The American Civil War, with emphasis on the war in Missouri

Awards and honors

Missouri History Book Award, presented by the State Historical Society of Missouri for Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War. 2010.

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