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Steven J. Ramold


 701-N Pray-Harrold



Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1999)
M.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha (1991)
B.S., Wayne State College (1988) 

Professional Associations/Memberships

Representative Courses Taught

HIST 123 The United States to 1877
HIST 124 The United States, 1877 to the Present
HIST 364 United States Military History
HIST 370 History of American Sport
HIST 377 Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 379 Sports and American Memory
HIST 379 History of US Navy
HIST 379/592 Operation Overlord:  D-Day and Beyond
HIST 379 Vietnam War
HIST 385/583 Civil War and Reconstruction
HIST 452 The Second World War


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.

Selected Publications

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).