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Dr. Brooks D. Simpson is ASU Foundation Professor of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies. He came to Arizona State University in 1990 from Wofford College. He received his BA in History and International Relations from the University of Virginia (1979), followed by his MA (1982) and PhD (1989) in History from the University of Wisconsin. Author of six books, co-author of two more, and editor or co-editor of five other book publications, he was a Fulbright Scholar (Leiden University, 1995). His area of expertise is nineteenth century United States history, especially the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction, as well as the American presidency.