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Professor Gary W. Gallagher, Ph.D.

Professor Gary W. Gallagher
  • University of Virginia
  • The University of Texas at Austin
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It is impossible to understand the broader sweep of the United States history, without coming to terms with the Civil War, its antecedents, and its seismic consequences.

Dr. Gary W. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia. He graduated from Adams State College of Colorado and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to teaching at UVA, he was Professor of History at The Pennsylvania State University. Professor Gallagher is one of the leading historians of the Civil War. His books include The Confederate War, Lee and His Generals in War and Memory, and Stephen Dodson Ramseur: Lee's Gallant General. He has coauthored and edited several works on individual battles and campaigns and has published over 100 articles in scholarly journals and popular historical magazines. Professor Gallagher has received many awards for his research and writing, including the Laney Prize for the best book on the Civil War, the William Woods Hassler Award for contributions to Civil War studies, the Lincoln Prize, and the Fletcher Pratt Award for the best nonfiction book on the Civil War. Professor Gallagher was founder and first president of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites and has served on the Board of Directors of the Civil War Trust.

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"As a former instructor I rate Professor Gallagher as an outstanding and articulate historian whose platform presence and command of the subject are spectacular!"

 

"Dr. Gallagher's presentation is a dynamic one. His knowledge and smooth delivery take the listener into the heart of the Civil War. You won't be disappointed."

 

"As a professional historian, I was amazed at the high quality of Professor Gallagher's course. He gave me many tips and insights. Outstanding!"

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  1. American Civil War

    American Civil War

    Gary W. Gallagher
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $519.95 $249.95$519.95
    Many TV shows have dealt with the American Civil War, but not one offers the combination of crisp, comprehensive narrative and in-depth analysis that you will find in this course. In 48 masterful lectures, leading Civil War historian Professor Gary W. Gallagher explains both the strategy and battles of the war as well as its effects on all Americans. You'll learn how armies were recruited, equipped, and trained....
  2. History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.95 Starting at $399.95 $749.95 $399.95$749.95
    This sweeping, 84-lecture series features three award-winning professors sharing their insights into this nation's past in their own areas of special interest, from European settlement and the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, world wars, and today's outlook. You will gain a lucid picture of the factors that enabled the United States to become the largest, wealthiest, and most...
  3. Robert E. Lee and His High Command

    Robert E. Lee and His High Command

    Gary W. Gallagher
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Professor Gary W. Gallagher of the University of Virginia presents a lecture series designed to help you understand more about the Civil War and deepen your appreciation of the decisions made by Lee and his generals and the implications they had both on and off the battlefield. Whether you are relatively new to exploring this conflict or interested in strategy and tactics, this series offers a balanced outlook.
  4. (Set) American Civil War & World War I: The "Great War"  Set

    (Set) American Civil War & World War I: The "Great War"

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    The American Civil War and World War I—two brutal and defining moments in the American history and the subjects of this in-depth two-course set. Start by examining the experience of the war between North and South from the front lines of battle to the home fronts of the Union and the Confederacy in The American Civil War. Continue into the 20th century with a comprehensive study of the first global war in...
  5. (Set) Tocqueville and the American Experiment & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Tocqueville and the American Experiment & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $529.90 Starting at $529.90 $1,004.90 $529.90$1,004.90
    Get a comprehensive guide to the profound origins of our great nation. In Tocqueville and the American Experiment, explore Alexis de Tocqueville's unique observations on our young nation that resulted in his two volumes of Democracy in America. Then, place Tocqueville's observations in the larger scope of American history in the encyclopedic survey course The History of the United States, 2nd Edition.
  6. (Set) History of the United States & American Civil War  Set

    (Set) History of the United States & American Civil War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $649.90 Starting at $649.90 $1,269.90 $649.90$1,269.90
    Master our nation's history. The The History of the United States, 2nd Edition is your comprehensive guide to the men, women, moments, and themes that make up America's dramatic past. Then, unpack the experience of the American Civil War—from the front lines to the home fronts—in the richly detailed lectures of The American Civil War.
  7. (Set) History of the United States, 2nd Edition & Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln  Set

    (Set) History of the United States, 2nd Edition & Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $949.90 $489.90$949.90
    Delve into the dramatic history of the United States of America with these two courses that capture the spirit of one of the greatest nations on Earth. The History of the United States, 2nd Edition is your guide to the men, women, moments, and themes that enabled America to become the largest, wealthiest, and most powerful democratic republic in history. And Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln is your...
  8. (Set) History of the United States & World War II  Set

    (Set) History of the United States & World War II

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $1,124.90 $599.90$1,124.90
    Get the full grasp on U.S. history—the way you've always wanted to. The History of the United States, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive exploration of the individuals, moments, and ideas that shaped our great nation over its relatively short history. World War II: A Military and Social History takes you deep inside the greatest conflict of the 20th century, one in which the United States played a vital role.
  9. (Set) Great Presidents/American Civil War  Set

    (Set) Great Presidents/American Civil War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $1,039.90 $499.90$1,039.90
  10. (Set) Great Battles of the Ancient World & American Civil War  Set

    (Set) Great Battles of the Ancient World & American Civil War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    In these two courses, experience the fury of history's greatest battles and conflicts. Great Battles of the Ancient World brings you into the thick of ancient combat in notable battles such as Troy, Gaugamela, and Masada. Examine the experience of the American Civil War, from the front lines of battle to the home fronts of the Union and the Confederacy, in American Civil War.
  11. (Set) America and the World & The History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) America and the World & The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $529.90 Starting at $529.90 $1,004.90 $529.90$1,004.90
    Add layers of insight to your understanding of our nation's vibrant political, social, economic, and cultural history. In America and the World: A Diplomatic History, use the lens of foreign policy to see how American shifted from the periphery of international politics to its very center. In the 84 lectures of The History of the United States, 2nd Edition, survey the ideas, people, events, and inventions that...
  12. (Set) American Identity & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) American Identity & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $649.90 Starting at $649.90 $1,269.90 $649.90$1,269.90
    Strengthen your appreciation of what it means to be an American in both The American Identity—which introduces you to notable figures in U.S. history and their impact on our nation's character—and The History of the United States, 2nd Edition, which investigates the people and events that enabled the United States to become the most powerful democratic republic in history.
  13. (Set) History of the United States, 2nd Edition & American Revolution  Set

    (Set) History of the United States, 2nd Edition & American Revolution

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $529.90 Starting at $529.90 $1,004.90 $529.90$1,004.90
    Grasp our nation's vast and thrilling history with the aid of expert historians and award-winning professors. First, get a comprehensive grounding in the men, women, themes, ideas, and events of American history in History of the United States, 2nd Edition. Then, take a richly detailed look at the military mechanics of the landmark conflict that gave birth to the United States in The American Revolution.
  14. (Set) American Mind & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) American Mind & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $1,124.90 $599.90$1,124.90
    Rediscover the vibrant and dramatic story of the United States of America with this two-course set delivered by a team of expert historians and professors. In The American Mind, delve into the ideas and beliefs that helped mold America's institutions and attitudes. And in The History of the United States, 2nd Edition, survey the men, women, moments, and themes that enabled the United States to become the largest,...
  15. (Set) Skeptic's Guide to American History & American Civil Wa Set

    (Set) Skeptic's Guide to American History & American Civil Wa

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
  16. (Set) History of the Supreme Court/Civil War Set

    (Set) History of the Supreme Court/Civil War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
  17. (Set) Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $1,124.90 $599.90$1,124.90
    This two-course set is an unrivaled opportunity to survey the entire dramatic history of the United States of America in the company of expert historians and award-winning professors. Deepen your appreciation of the formative era before the birth of America with Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies. Then, get a comprehensive guide to the men, women, moments, and themes that make up the rest of America's...
  18. Era of the Crusades; World War Set

    Era of the Crusades; World War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,179.70 Starting at $1,179.70 $2,274.70 $1,179.70$2,274.70
    Travel back to the front lines and home fronts of history's greatest military conflicts in this six-course set that takes you inside the furious heart of ancient and modern warfare. In Great Battles of the Ancient World, take a pointed look at some of human civilization's earliest conflicts, then plunge into the thick of battle between the ancient city-states of Athens and Sparta in The Peloponnesian War—the...
  19. (Set) Conservative Tradition & History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Conservative Tradition & History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $1,124.90 $599.90$1,124.90
    Join a team of award-winning professors on a pointed investigation of the ideas, events, and individuals who helped shape America in this two-course set. First, discover how pivotal a role Conservatism has played in defining and shaping our political tradition with The Conservative Tradition. Then, get a comprehensive guide to the individuals, moments, themes, and philosophies that comprise our nation's dramatic...
  20. World War II; The American Civ Set

    World War II; The American Civ

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,679.65 Starting at $1,679.65 $1,679.65 $1,679.65$1,679.65
    Discover a range of thrilling new perspectives on American history with this engaging seven-course set. Foundations of Western Civilization II: The History of the Modern Western World is an engaging way to get a comprehensive grounding in the events, personalities, and themes that forged the modern world that America inhabits. Strengthen your understanding of our nation's riveting history in The History of the...
  21. (Set) American Civil War & Robert E. Lee and His High Command  Set

    (Set) American Civil War & Robert E. Lee and His High Command

    Gary W. Gallagher
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    Grab an unprecedented opportunity to enhance your Civil War knowledge with the aid of a renowned Civil War scholar. Unpack the experience of the war—from the front lines of battle to the home fronts of the Union and the Confederacy—in The American Civil War. Then, take a closer look at the lives and impact of General Robert E. Lee and his commanding officers in Robert E. Lee and His High Command.
  22. (Set)  The Skeptic's Guide to American History & History of th Set

    (Set) The Skeptic's Guide to American History & History of th

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $529.90 Starting at $529.90 $1,004.90 $529.90$1,004.90
  23. (Set) A Brief History of the World & History of the United States  Set

    (Set) A Brief History of the World & History of the United States

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $1,124.90 $599.90$1,124.90
    Take two unique looks at the history of the world and the history of our nation. A Brief History of the World is a "big picture" of world history, from the invention of agriculture to the technologically sophisticated world of today. The History of the United States, 2nd Edition is your comprehensive guide to the people and events that enabled the United States to become the most powerful democratic republic in...
  24. (Set) Conquest of the Americas/American Civil War Set

    (Set) Conquest of the Americas/American Civil War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $539.90 $379.90$539.90
  25. (Set) History of the United States, 2nd Edition & Turning Points in American History  Set

    (Set) History of the United States, 2nd Edition & Turning Points in American History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $649.90 Starting at $649.90 $1,269.90 $649.90$1,269.90
  26. (Set) American Revolution & American Civil War  Set

    (Set) American Revolution & American Civil War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
  27. (Set) American Civil War & World War II: A Military and Social History  Set

    (Set) American Civil War & World War II: A Military and Social History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    Experience the triumphs and tragedies of two defining wars in world history. Examine the experience of the American Civil War, from the front lines of battle to the home fronts of the Union and the Confederacy, in American Civil War. Afterward, examine the people, battles, and legacies of the 20th century's most monumental conflict in World War II: A Military and Social History.
  28. (Set) Cycles of American Political Thought & The History of the United States, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Cycles of American Political Thought & The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $1,124.90 $599.90$1,124.90
    In Cycles of American Political Thought, learn how the actions and events of history have both affected and been influenced by out nation's underlying political philosophies. Then, use your newfound knowledge of American philosophy to strengthen your grasp of the people, events, and themes in our country's epic history with The History of the United States, 2nd Edition.
  29. (Set) History of Freedom & American Civil War Set

    (Set) History of Freedom & American Civil War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    The concepts of liberty and freedom have been debated for centuries, from ancient Greece to our own day. Go on the unfolding journey of freedom throughout history as well as today's concepts of liberty and its implications. Increase your knowledge with an exceptional presentation of freedom's awful testing on the battlefields of the Civil War.
  30. (Set) Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln/American Civil War  Set

    (Set) Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln/American Civil War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $719.90 $339.90$719.90