Francis MacDonnell is a professor of history at Southern Virginia University.
Dr. MacDonnell has served on the faculty since 1997. Prior to arriving at Southern Virginia University, he was a lecturer in history at Yale University from 1993 to 1995. He authored “Insidious Foes: The Axis Fifth Column and the American Home Front” (Oxford University Press, 1995) as well as articles in Civil War History, the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, and the Journal of American Culture.
He has presented scholarly papers at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Southern Historical Association, and the Organization of American Historians. His main areas of teaching interest include American civilization and politics, the American Civil War, and twentieth century American history.
A.B., St. Michael's College, 1981; M.A., Marquette University, 1983; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University, 1986, 1991
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