Larry Logue, Ph.D.

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BBI Distinguished Fellow


Email : llogue@law.syr.edu
Phone : (769) 572-5282

Larry Logue comes to BBI from Mississippi College, where he was a professor of history and political science. He received a doctorate in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. Since winning the Francis and Emily Chipman Best First Book Award for A Sermon in the Desert: Belief and Behavior in Early St. George, Utah (University of Illinois Press), Dr. Logue has turned his attention to the experiences of soldiers and veterans of the Civil War. He is the author of To Appomattox and Beyond: The Civil War Soldier in War and Peace, (Ivan R. Dee), and co-editor with Michael Barton of The Civil War Soldier: A Historical Reader and The Civil War Veteran: A Historical Reader (both New York University Press). 

For the past decade, Dr. Logue and BBI chairman Peter Blanck have investigated Union army veterans' disabilities and their experience with the federal government's benefits. They have co-authored Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: Veterans and Benefits in Post-Civil War America, and Heavy Laden: Union Veterans, Psychological Illness, and Suicide, volumes in Cambridge University Press’s Disability Law and Policy series. Their research continues with projects on veterans’ opiate use and amputees’ readjustment.

Book Review: Marten on Logue and Blanck, 'Heavy Laden: Union Veterans, Psychological Illness, and Suicide'

Publications

Monographs

Heavy Laden: Civil War Veterans, Psychological Illness, and Suicide Book Cover
With Peter Blanck, Heavy Laden: Civil War Veterans, Psychological Illness, and Suicide
(Cambridge University Press, 2018)

 

 

 

Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: Veterans  and Benefits in Post-Civil War America Book Cover
With Peter Blanck, Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: Veterans and Benefits in Post-Civil War America
(Cambridge University Press, 2010)

 

 

 

Appomattox Book Cover
To Appomattox and Beyond: The Civil War Soldier in War and Peace
(Ivan R. Dee, 1996)

 

 

 

A Sermon in the Desert Book CoverA Sermon in the Desert: Belief and Behavior in Early St. George, Utah
(University of Illinois Press, 1988)

 

 

 

 

Edited anthologies

Civil War Veteran Book CoverWith Michael Barton, The Civil War Veteran: A Historical Reader
(New York University Press, 2007)

 

 

 

 

Cicil War veteran book coverWith Michael Barton, The Civil War Soldier: A Historical Reader
(New York University Press, 2002)

 

 

 

 

Articles

“Elephants and Epistemology: Evidence of Suicide in the Gilded Age,” Journal of Social History 49 (2015), 374-386

With Peter Blanck, “‘Benefit of the Doubt’: African-American Civil War Veterans and Pensions,”
Journal of Interdisciplinary History 38 (2008), 377-399

With Peter Blanck, “‘There is Nothing That Promotes Longevity Like a Pension’: Disability Policy and Mortality of Civil War Union Army Veterans,” Wake Forest Law Review 39 (2004), 49-67

“Confederate Survivors and the ‘Civil War Question’ in the 1910 Census,” Historical Methods 34 (2001), 89-93

“Who Joined the Confederate Army?   Soldiers, Civilians, and Communities in Mississippi,” Journal of Social History 26 (1993), 611-23

“Union Veterans and Their Government: The Effect of Public Policies on Private Lives,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 22 (1992), 411-34

“Modernization Arrested: Child Naming and the Family in a Utah Town,” Journal of American History 74 (1987), 131-38

Curriculum Vita: Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

Publications