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Ben Wynne, Ph.D.

Ben Wynne -125 x 168 web profile
Title: Professor, History
Phone: 678-717-3569

Office: Strickland 123, Gainesville
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Areas of Expertise: Antebellum American History, Southern History, Civil War


A native of Florence, Mississippi, Dr. Wynne specializes in Antebellum American History, History of the U.S. South, and Civil War History.

Courses Taught

In addition to U.S. and World History surveys, Dr. Wynne has taught courses at UNG on the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Era, and the History of Blues and Rock and Roll Music.  Among other courses he has taught at the university level are History of the South through the 19th Century, History of the South in the 20th Century, Images of the South Through Film, and History of the American West.


  • B.B.A., Business Administration, Millsaps College, 1984
  • M.A., History, Mississippi College, 1995
  • Ph.D., History, University of Mississippi, 2000


Dr. Wynne has written three books, In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers and the Roots of American Music (LSU Press, 2014),  Mississippi’s Civil War: A Narrative History (Mercer University Press 2006), and  A Hard Trip: A History of the 15th Mississippi Infantry, CSA (Mercer University Press 2003).  He edited and annotated ‘The Personal Observations of a Man of Intelligence’: Notes of a Tour of North America in 1861, by James Fergusson. (The True Bill Press, 2009) and wrote introduction for Barnes and Noble historic reprints of The Rise the Confederate Government, by Jefferson Davis (2010), The Fall of the Confederate Government, by Jefferson Davis (2010), Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War, by G.F.R. Henderson (2006), Mosby’s Memoirs, by John S. Mosby (2006) and Recollections and Letters of Robert E Lee, by Robert E. Lee (2004).   In addition, Dr. Wynne has contributed entries to more than twenty encyclopedias and reviewed books for numerous national and regional academic journals.

Personal Information

  • American Historical Association
  • Southern Historical Association
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Georgia Historical Society
  • Mississippi Historical Society

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