Department of History
Sensenbrenner Hall, 202A
1103 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Sensenbrenner Hall, Suite 202AMilwaukeeWI53201United States of America(414) email@example.comCurriculum Vitae
I have maintained scholarly agendas in two fields: the Civil War era and the histories of children and youth. The former includes The Children’s Civil War (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998), a Choice “Outstanding Academic Title” and winner of the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Book Award, as well as more recent books on Civil War veterans, including Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011) and America’s Corporal: James Tanner in War and Peace, a short biography of the disabled Civil War veteran and activist James “Corporal” Tanner (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2014). My work on children and youth consists of a number of edited anthologies, including the six-volume A Cultural History of Childhood and Family (co-edited with Elizabeth Foyster and published by Berg in 2010). I edited the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth from 2013-2018. I am a past president of both the Society for the History of Children and Youth and of the Society of Civil War Historians.
Current Scholarship: This year I’ll publish two books: A Very Short Introduction to the History of Childhood (New York: Oxford University Press) and a co-edited volume, More than Victims: War and Childhood in the Age of the World Wars (New York: Cambridge University Press). I’ve begun editing two anthologies: The Oxford Handbook of the History of Youth Culture and Buying and Selling the Civil War (co-edited with Caroline Janney).
Ph.D., Texas, Austin 1986
3104: The Civil War Era
4150: Childhood in America
Undergraduate and graduate seminars on childhood and the family, the sectional conflict, and memory and history.
United States social and cultural history
Civil War era
children and youth.
Marten has been editor of the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth since 2013 and is currently working as co-editor of an anthology of original essays on children, youth, and war in the twentieth century. He is also beginning a project on Lesley Keeley, who during the Gilded Age invented a famous—and controversial—“cure” for drunkenness called the “double-bi-chloride of gold.”
Marten was founding secretary-treasurer and is current president of the Society for the History of Children and Youth.
US Civil War, Children’s history
The author or editor of fifteen books. Among his recent publications are America’s Corporal: James Tanner in War and Peace (2014) and Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America (2011). He is senior co-editor of the six-volume Cultural History of Childhood and Family (2010).
Marten was the 2010 winner of MU’s Lawrence G. Haggerty Award for Excellence in Research.