Dec 02, 2011

Sean Heuvel Publishes "Life After J.E.B. Stuart"

(Newport News, VA) - Life After J.E.B. StuartCNU Professor Sean Heuvel has authored Life After J.E.B. Stuart, The Memoirs of His Granddaughter, Marrow Stuart Smith. The book was developed with the close support of the Stuart family and was recently published by University Press of America.

Mary “Marrow” Stuart Smith (1889-1985) lived a remarkable life as a respected artist and Virginia educator. The eldest grandchild of famed Confederate Cavalry General J.E.B. Stuart, she belonged to one of Virginia’s most celebrated families. Based on her original, never-before-published memoirs, Life After J.E.B. Stuart recounts Marrow's childhood as the Stuart family struggled to survive following the Civil War. It explores her efforts to pursue a fine arts education and career within a family known for its male soldiers and politicians. With rare photographs, previously unknown information about the family and a foreword by Marrow's granddaughter, Sharon Stuart McRee, the book is a must-read for those interested in the Civil War, southern history or women's studies.

Sean Heuvel is a CNU faculty member in the Department of Leadership and American Studies. He teaches courses in foundations of leadership, leadership through the ages and cross-cultural leadership. A historian by trade, Heuvel specializes in Revolutionary War and Civil War history, and the history of higher education and the college presidency. He holds a BA in government and an MEd in educational leadership from the College of William and Mary, as well as an MA in history from the University of Richmond. He is currently pursuing his PhD in educational leadership at William and Mary. In 2009 he released Christopher Newport University, the first comprehensive look at CNU’s vibrant history.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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