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Philippe Girard is on leave from McNeese during the Fall semester 2014 while holding a research fellowship at the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University.  During Dr. Girard's absence, Michael Smith will be serving as interim Head of the History Department. Dr. Allured is back at McNeese after a year serving as a Visiting Scholar at Newcomb College Institute, New Orleans.  Stop by and welcome her back! 

Publishing News

Michael Smith's new book The 1864 Franklin-Nashville Campaign: The Finishing Stroke was published by Praeger Publishing July, 2014. 

Dr. Crawford recently published The Fight for Status and Privilege in Late Medieval and Early Modern Castile, 1465-1598 (Penn State University Press, 2014).

Oxford University Press published Dr. Girard's commentary on and translation of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture's account of his own life. The Memoir of General Toussaint Louverture (2014).

Dr. Smith coedited This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War Era North (Fordham University Press, 2013).

Jacket cover image for Dr. Smith's This Distracted and Anarchical People


Dr. Allured published the book Lake Charles with the series Images of America titled Lake Charles (February, 2012).