This was a lecture by Jonathan Noyalas at “The War Returns to the Valley” sesquicentennial conference at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market, Virginia on March 8, 2014. He told us that on May 1, 1864 there was a very familiar scene appearing to the residents of Winchester, Virginia. There was […]
On March 8 I attended a conference on the Shenandoah Valley in the Civil War in 1864. The conference was held at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market, Virginia. The museum is part of the Virginia Military Institute, which makes perfect sense when one considers that it’s on the grounds of […]
This is a lecture by Prof. Stephanie Smallwood of the University of Washington. The video’s description tells us, “Slavery was central to the making of the early modern Atlantic world, particularly in European colonization efforts across the Americas. In English North America, as elsewhere, racial thought emerged to codify slavery in the thirteen colonies. But […]
This is the PBS special that traced the history of slavery in America from the first Africans delivered to Jamestown all the way to Reconstruction. They do a really good job with this.
This is a lecture by Prof. Sandra Joshel of the University of Washington on slavery in the Roman Empire as a baseline to compare with what slavery became in the United States. As the video’s description says, “From the colonial period through the nineteenth century, ancient Rome often served as a touchstone for slaveholders in […]
This is Prof. Moon-Ho Jung of the University of Washington. He’s speaking about how race continued to be a major force during Reconstruction. This is an excellent lecture. From the video’s description: “Race has remained a dominant force in shaping American culture and politics since the Civil War. Even as the United States abolished slavery, […]
That’s the theme for the 2014 Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Conference to be held at George Mason University on May 31. The website for the conference is here. There’s a great lineup of historians for the conference, and the registration fee is very reasonable. Will I see you there?