Dr. Lesley Gordon

Dr. Lesley Gordon

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: History
Phone: 330-972-6603
Email: lgordon@uakron.edu
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Professor Lesley J. Gordon earned her B.A. from the College of William and Mary, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

She teaches courses in the American Civil War and Reconstruction, War and Society, the Early Republic, and the U.S. Survey to 1877.

Her publications include:

  • General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend (University of North Carolina Press, 1998),
  • Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and their Wives (Oxford University Press, 2001),
  • Inside the Confederate Nation: Essays in Honor of Emory M. Thomas.  (Louisiana State University Press, 2005); and
  • This Terrible War: The Civil War and its Aftermath (Longman, 2003).

She is also author of several articles and more than 60 book reviews.   She is presently editor of the scholarly journal Civil War History.

Dr. Gordon’s latest book is titled “A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut’s Civil War" (Louisiana State University Press).


Ph.D. - University of Georgia