MEGAN KATE NELSON
Megan Kate Nelson is a writer, historian, and cultural critic. Based in Lincoln, Massachusetts, she writes for the New York Times Disunion blog and Civil War Times, and is the author of Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War (2012) and Trembling Earth: A Cultural History of the Okefenokee Swamp (2005).
Her book Path of the Dead Man, about the Civil War and the American West, is forthcoming from Scribner.
PRAISE FOR RUIN NATION
“Nelson urges us to undertake an archaeology of our own landscape, our own history, our own memory, reminding us that we can no longer accept at face value the manicured battlefields and sentimental histories earlier generations treasured and bequeathed to us.” – The Civil War Monitor