Steven J. Ramold

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History and Philosophy

701N Pray Harrold


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  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1999)
  • MA, University of Nebraska-Omaha (1991)
  • BS, Wayne State College (1988)

Interests and Expertise

Professor Ramold specializes in nineteenth century U.S. history, military history, and cultural history. He teaches a range of courses including U.S. military history, history of World War II, history of American sports and the Civil War and Reconstruction. He also teaches several travel courses, both international and domestic. Dr. Ramold's primary research area is the Civil War era, a topic upon which he has written a number of books, articles, encyclopedia entries and book reviews.


  • HIST 123 The United States to 1877
  • HIST 124 The United States 1877 to the Present
  • HIST 360 Combat, Culture, and Place
  • HIST 364 United States Military History
  • HIST 370 History of American Sport
  • HIST 379 Sports and American Memory
  • HIST 379/592 Operation Overlord: D-Day and Beyond
  • HIST 466 History of the US Navy and Marine Corps
  • HIST 467 Vietnam War
  • HIST 385/583 Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIST 452 The Second World War

Publications and Presentations

  • Obstinate Heroism: The Confederate Surrenders after Appomattox (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2020).
  • Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front (New York: New York University Press, 2013).
  • “Discipline and the U.S. Army.” North & South, Volume 13, 4: Fall 2011.
  • Baring the Iron Hand: Discipline in the Union Army (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2009).
  • "We Have No Right to Shoot Them: Military Executions in the Union Army," The Journal of America's Military Past (Spring/Summer, 2008).
  • “‘We Should Have Killed Them All’: The Violent Reaction of Union Soldiers to the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln," Journal of Illinois History (Spring, 2007).
  • “Altogether a Horrible Spectacle: Public Executions in Nebraska, 1891,” Nebraska History 86 (2005).
  • Slaves, Sailors, Citizens: African Americans in the Union Navy (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2002).