Carl Guarneri, PhD

A Saint Mary’s history professor, Carl Guarneri is an expert on the Civil War and has written extensively on utopian societies.  

SMC History Professor Carl GuarneriGuarneri 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 the author of the recently published book Lincoln's Informer: Charles A. Dana and the Inside Story of the Union War, the historical account of 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.

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