Kristen Anderson

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Associate Professor College of Arts & Sciences Department of History, Politics, International Relations and Religious Studies St. Louis Main Campus, Missouri kanderson80@webster.edu Office: (314) 246-7065
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Bio/Research

Kristen Anderson is Associate Professor of History at Webster University. She specializes in 19th century U.S. social history, in particular the participation of immigrants in the Civil War and debates over slavery. She is currently working on a book project examining how German immigrants reme...

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Bio/Research

Kristen Anderson is Associate Professor of History at Webster University. She specializes in 19th century U.S. social history, in particular the participation of immigrants in the Civil War and debates over slavery. She is currently working on a book project examining how German immigrants remembered and commemorated their Civil War participation.

Her publications include Abolitionizing Missouri: German Immigrants and Racial Ideology in 19th Century America (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016), “German Americans, African Americans, and the Republican Party in St. Louis, 1865-1872” in the Journal of American Ethnic History (vol. 28, no. 1), and “‘Wir auch im Süden halten Wacht’: Ethnic Germans and Civil War Commemoration in Nineteenth-Century Charleston,” in The South Carolina Historical Magazine (vol. 117, no. 4).

Dr. Anderson teaches a wide variety of classes on the 19th century United States, including courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, U.S. women’s history, St. Louis history, the history of the American West, the history of U.S. Slavery, and the history of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.


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