Nebraska Authors

William G. Thomas

AKA: William G. Thomas III

Born 1964

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay


History; American Civil War; Slavery; Digital media


B.A., Trinity College, 1986
M.A., University of Virginia, 1991
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1995



Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016


Co-founder and director of the Virginia Center for Digital History


The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America. 2011.
A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War. 2020.

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