Hugh Dubrulle


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1999 - Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
1993 - M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
1990 - B.A., Pomona College

  • Research Interests

    My research studies the way in which the American Civil War influenced British discussions concerning politics, society, nationality, race, and military affairs. In my more recent work, I argue that the post-colonial nature of the antebellum Anglo-American relationship influenced the way in which British commentators perceived America's greatest crisis. To read a more detailed description of my research, please see my personal faculty website.

  • Teaching Interests

    My teaching revolves mainly around modern European history (with an emphasis on Britain and France) and military history. The following courses constitute my normal teaching rotation. For more information, please see my personal faculty website.


  • Forthcoming Publications

    "Ambivalent Nation: How Britons Imagined the American Civil War" (Louisiana State University Press, forthcoming, June 2018).

  • Selected Publications
    • "'Democracy on Its Trial': The Hoary Question of the American Civil War and British Reform," in The Civil War in a Global Context, ed. Peter Stearns (Richmond, VA: Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, 2015).
    • "'If It Is Still Impossible . . .  to Advocate Slavery. . . It Has . . . Become a Habit Persistently to Write Down Freedom': Britain, the Civil War, and Race," in The Civil War as Global Conflict, eds. Simon Lewis and David Gleeson (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2014).
    • "'One Great Society': Europe and the American Civil War," Chapter 11 in 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).
  • Courses Taught