Visiting Assistant Professor
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 9:00am-12:00pm
Ph.D, University of Mississippi
Teaching and Research Interests
Amy Fluker is a social and cultural historian of the nineteenth-century United States, with an emphasis in gender, collective memory, and the Civil War era.
Her forthcoming book, entitled Commonwealth of Compromise: Missouri, the West, and Civil War Memory, is under contract with the University of Missouri Press and is expected in 2019. Focusing on the work of Civil War memorial associations, Commonwealth of Compromise illustrates the challenge of Civil War commemoration in a border state. It argues that as Northern and Southern narratives of Civil War memory marginalized Missouri’s role in the conflict, Missourians developed a unique form of Civil War memory that emphasized Western themes. In particular, Missourians promoted reconciliation in the service of a masculine, expansionist, and exceptionalist vision of the nation’s future at the dawn of the twentieth-century.