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Ty Seidule


Ty Seidule
Ty Seidule

Chamberlain Fellow and Visiting Professor of History

Kirner-Johnson 137
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Ty Seidule is the Chamberlain Fellow and a visiting professor of history. His latest book, Robert E. Lee and Me, will be published in 2021 by St. Martin’s Press. He is the author or editor of six other books, three of which won distinguished writing prizes.

A leader in digital history, Seidule co-edited the award-winning West Point History of Warfare, the largest enhanced digital book in any field. He also led virtual and augmented reality student projects. His video lecture, “Was the Civil War About Slavery,” has 30 million views on social media. Seidule served in the U.S. Army for more than three decades, retiring in 2020 as a brigadier general. He is professor emeritus of history at West Point, where he taught for many years, and is also a New America Fellow. Seidule  graduated from Washington and Lee University and holds a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. 

Recent Courses Taught

The American Civil War and Reconstruction

Distinctions

  • International Relations Fellow, New America, 2020
  • Professor Emeritus of History, United States Military Academy, West Point, 2020
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, West Point, 2019
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Washington and Lee University, 2018
  • Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award, 2015, 2016, and 2018
  • George C. Marshall Library/Society for Military History Digital Prize, 2016

Select Publications

  • Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2021).
  • “Black Power Cadets: How African American Students Defeated President Nixon’s Confederate Monument and Changed West Point, 1971-1976,” Hudson River Valley Review, 2019.
  • West Point History of the American Revolution, editors Clifford J. Rogers, Ty Seidule, and Samuel J. Watson (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2017). 
  • “From Slavery to Black Power: Racial Intolerance at West Point, 1778-2014” Intolerance: Political Animals and Their Prey, ed. Robert Tully and Bruce Chilton, (New York: Hamilton Books, 2017).
  • The West Point History of World War II, vol. 2, editors Clifford J. Rogers, Ty Seidule, and Steve R. Waddell (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2016). 
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  • The West Point History of Warfare: Medieval, editors Clifford J. Rogers and Ty Seidule, Enhanced E-Book Edition (New York: Rowan Technologies Solutions, 2016).
  • “Did Slavery Cause the Civil War?” Video Lecture, PragerU, 2015. (Translated into Chinese, Finnish, Hebrew, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese).
  • The West Point History of World War II, vol. 1, editors Clifford J. Rogers, Ty Seidule, and Steve R. Waddell (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2015).
  • Stand Up and Fight: The Creation of U.S. Security Organizations, 1940-2012, editors Ty Seidule and Jacqueline Whitt (U.S. Army War College Press, 2015). 
  • The West Point History of Warfare, editors Clifford J. Rogers and Ty Seidule, four volumes, 71-chapter enhanced e-book (New York: Rowan Technology Solutions, 2015).
  • The West Point History of the Civil War, editors Clifford J. Rogers, Ty Seidule, and Samuel J. Watson (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2014).
  • “’Treason is Treason:’ Civil War Memory at West Point,” Journal of Military History (April 2012).

Professional Affiliations

American Historical Association
Society for Military History
Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Kappa Phi
Omicron Delta Kappa
United States Commission on Military History
International Commission on Military History

Appointed to the Faculty: 2020

Educational Background

Ph.D., Ohio State University
M.A., Ohio State University
B.A., Washington and Lee University

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