Faculty Profiles

Hugh Dubrulle

Associate Professor
Modern European History (Britain, France, war, revolution and nationalism)

Office: 304 Joseph Hall
Office Phone Number: (603) 641-7048
Email Address: hdubrull@anselm.edu

Professor Dubrulle's Website


Research Interests

My research has investigated various issues associated with British opinion concerning the American Civil War. I have looked at how the conflict—and particularly the discussion it inspired—influenced general British attitudes toward politics, society, nationalism, and military affairs. What lessons did the British attempt to learn from the conflict, and how did domestic forces influence this process? For the most part, with the exception of military affairs, the lessons of the war remained unclear to many British observers. Historians have traditionally divided Britons into partisans of the North and supporters of the South, but more contemporary research indicates the while the war inspired great interest, it also inspired great ambivalence among British observers. This ambivalence made it difficult to establish many clear-cut lessons. Despite these difficulties, the war influenced British politics and ideas in significant, surprising, and often conservative ways.

Current Works in Progress

"A War of Wonders": Representing the American Civil War in Britain (book manuscript in progress).

"Making a Nation: British Commentators Construct the South during the American Civil War, 1861-1865" (article in progress).

"Ambivalent Hearts: Understanding Elite British Opinion, the American Civil War, and the Reform Act of 1867" (article manuscript in progress).

Selected Publications

"One Great Society: Europe and the American Civil War," Chapter 11 in The Struggle for a Vast Future: The American Civil War, ed. Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Osprey Publishing, 2006).

"The Military Legacy of the Civil War: A British Inheritance," Civil War History 49:2 (June 2003).

"'We Are Threatened with . . . Anarchy and Ruin': Fear of Americanization and the Emergence of an Anglo-Saxon Confederacy in England during the American Civil War," Albion 33:4 (Winter 2002).

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War, David and Jeanne Heidler, eds., Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2000 (contributed nine entries: Prince Albert; John Bright; William Forster; William E. Gladstone; Richard Bickerton Pemell, Lord Lyons; John Roebuck; Lord John Russell; William Howard Russell; Trent Affair).


Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1999
Master of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1993
Bachelor of Arts, Pomona College, 1990

Courses Taught

History 101 (Hi1): Origins of the Western Tradition
History 103 (Hi3): War and Revolution in the Modern World
Hi8: Modern Nationalism
History 324 (Hi19): Special Topics: Medieval and Early Modern England
History 226 (Hi21): Modern Europe

Hi23: 20th-Century Europe
History 333 (Hi24): Europe since 1945
History 326 (Hi26): Modern Britain
History 332 (Hi33): Modern France
History 352 (Hi46): American Civil War
History 399 (Hi74): Special Topics: British Empire
History 399 (Hi74): Special Topics: World War II
History 481 (Hi81): History Research Seminar
Humanities 201 (Hu 03) and 202 (Hu 04): Portraits of Human Greatness

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