HPU Instructor Of History Publishes Book Review


HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 29, 2010 – Eric D. Duchess, instructor of history at High Point University, recently published a book review in the fall 2010 edition of “Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies.”

Duchess reviewed the book “Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians” by Robert M. Sandow. He was invited by the journal’s editor to review this particular book because his doctoral dissertation work included analysis of anti-war activity in Civil War Pennsylvania.

In his review, Duchess discusses how Deserter Country offers an analysis of political opposition to the Lincoln Administration and its war effort among the people of the Appalachian Mountain region of central Pennsylvania. He points out that the book demonstrates the interplay of social, economic, and political factors that combined to make opposition to the war stronger and more endemic here than in any other region in the Union.

A copy of “Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians” is available in the HPU Smith Library.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration


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