AUGUST 21, 2013
Scottsdale Civil War Round Table meets September 17
SCOTTSDALE – The next meeting of the Scottsdale Civil War Round Table is September 17 at 6:40 p.m. at the Civic Center Library (Auditorium), 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. in Scottsdale. A Stepping Stone To A Greater Eminence: The Mexican War and the Making of George B. McClellan will be presented by Tom Cutrer. Everyone is welcome. There is no admission charge.
Thomas W. Cutrer earned his B.A. in history at Louisiana State University in 1969 and, after three years service as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force, returned to LSU for a master’s degree in English literature, which he completed in 1974. In 1980 he was awarded a Ph.D. in the American Civilization Program at the University of Texas. Dr. Cutrer then spent a decade in public history, first as curator of history at the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, and then as associate director of the University of Texas Center for Studies in Texas History and managing editor of the Handbook of Texas at the Texas State Historical Association. He went to the West campus of Arizona State University in Glendale, Arizona, in 1990, and in 1998 became a full Professor of History and American Studies at ASU West. With his wife appointed the presidency of Texas A&M-Texarkana, Dr. Cutrer has recently retired from teaching and is now Professor of History and American Studies Emeritus at ASU.
His scholarly work focuses on the cultural history of the American South and Nineteenth Century U.S. military history, especially the American Civil War. A prolific author, Dr. Cutrer has received awards for two of his many books Parnassus on the Mississippi: The Southern Review and the Baton Rouge Literary Community, 1935-1942 and Ben McCulloch and the Frontier Military Tradition.
Cutrer is currently at work on a history of the Civil War in the trans-Mississippi West for the University of North Carolina Press’s Littlefield History of the Civil War Era series. He is also an advisory editor of Military History of the West, published by the University of North Texas.
For more information visit www.scottsdalecwrt.org.