Larry Logue

Larry LogueBBI Senior Fellow, Ph.D.

llogue@law.syr.edu
Curriculum Vita (PDF)

Larry Logue comes to BBI from Mississippi College, where he was 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 interest 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 conducted research on Union army veterans’ experience with disabilities and with the federal government’s benefits. Building on articles investigating veterans’ longevity and African Americans’ treatment in the pension system, they 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.

At BBI, Dr. Logue and Dr. Blanck continue to explore the role of disability in the life course of Civil War veterans. Their latest collaboration is “Before the Accommodation Principle: Disability and Employment Among Union Army Veterans,” forthcoming in the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.