"Soldier’s Heart": Exploring PTSD During the Civil War

Last Updated by Executive Producer Lisa Q. Wolfinger on

Co-Creator and Executive Producer Lisa Q. Wolfinger details the discovery of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Civil War-era doctors and describes the creative decision to explore PTSD in the series.

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A Rough Landing for the New Nurse

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Jane E. Schultz, Ph.D., is Professor of English and the Medical Humanities and Director of Literature at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. She is co-editor of book series "Nursing History and Humanities.” In her first blog post, Schultz compares Mary Phinney's first day at Mansion House Hospital to the experience of real-life nurses during the Civil War.

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American Medical Education and the Opportunity of the Civil War

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Shauna Devine, Ph.D., is a historian of Civil War and American medicine. In her first blog post, Devine dives deep into the different background and training of wartime physicians and the medical challenges and opportunities of the Civil War.

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Corsets, Crinolines, and the Civil War: The Politics of Women’s Fashions

Last Updated by Anya Jabour on

Anya Jabour, Ph.D., has been teaching and researching the history of women, families and children in the 19th-century South for more than 20 years. She is Professor of History at the University of Montana. In her first blog post, Jabour explores the history of Civil War-era fashion and why women of that time wore hoopskirts.

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Untold History: The African American Community of Mercy Street

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Audrey P. Davis is Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum in Alexandria, Virginia. In this blog post, Davis explores the African American community of 1862 Alexandria.

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