Saint Mary’s history professor and Civil War expert Carl Guarneri is available to address the significance of the sesquicentennial of the war between the North and the South and can speak about the importance of California to the success of the Union over the Confederacy.

Carl Guarneri, Ph.D.Guarneri focuses on nineteenth and twentieth-century U.S. history and his research interest examines three primary areas: global and comparative approaches to American history, utopian societies and the Civil War.

Guarneri is also currently working on a book on Charles Dana, who was a former journalist, government official and somewhat of a PR representative for Union General Ulysses S. Grant, who, because of rumors of alcoholism, was the object of much concern to the War Department of President Abraham Lincoln.

He can be reached in his office at 925-631-4592 or by email at For assistance in reaching the professor, or with another news topic, please contact Director of Media Relations Mike McAlpin at 925-631-4222 (office), 925-878-9535 (cell) or by email at

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