Here’s an excellent conversation between Professor Pete Carmichael, Dr .Ashley Whitehead Luskey, and Professor Kate Masur. The video’s description reads, “This week’s installment of the CWI’s discussion series with leading historians sees Dr. Kate Masur, an associate Professor of History at Northwestern University, join Dr. Carmichael and Dr. Luskey. Together, they have a discussion on […]

Here’s a nice discussion between Deirdre Jones, Hope Wright, and Professor Allison Orr Larsen on slavery’s role in the framing of the Constitution. The video’s description reads, “In a discussion hosted by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a law professor and two actors who portray free and enslaved blacks at Williamsburg discussed the role compromises over […]

Here’s an excellent conversation between Professor Pete Carmichael and Dr. Ashley Luskey and their guest, Eric Mink of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. The video’s description reads, “CWI Director, Peter Carmichael and Assistant Director, Ashley Whitehead Luskey interview Eric Mink, Historian and Cultural Resources Specialist at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, with […]

It’s been awhile since we checked in on confederate heritage’s retreat across the land. As this article tells us, two possible future racists at a Texas high school face disciplinary measures for wearing confederate flag attire at the school in violation of the school’s dress code. “Two Texas students are facing disciplinary action after wearing […]

This book by Professor Michael Ballard traces the rise of Ulysses S. Grant and his education as a general officer during the Civil War. According to Professor Ballard, “The most important Grant legacy is that he rarely complained, was unrelenting, and just kept on keeping on, even during times of extraordinary stress. His resilience, determination, […]

Here’s an excellent conversation between host Dr. Keith Harris and his guest, Eric Wittenberg about Eric’s book about the creation of West Virginia. They discuss these topics: The long standing tensions between the eastern and western counties of Virginia The reaction of people in the western counties when Virginia votes to secede The 1st and […]

Here’s a terrific conversation between Professor Pete Carmichael, Dr. Ashley Luskey, and Professor Jonathan White on Emancipation, the US Army, and Abraham Lincoln’s 1864 reelection. The video’s description reads, “Professor Jonathan White of Christopher Newport University joins CWI Director Dr. Peter Carmichael and Assistant Director Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey to talk about the election of […]

Here’s an outstanding conversation between Professor Peter Carmichael, John Heckman, and Scott Hartwig on various subjects such as the evolution of interpretation at Gettysburg, Scott’s book To Antietam Creek, and Scott’s career in the National Park Service. The video’s description reads, “Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Scott Hartwig, former Gettysburg National Military […]

Here’s a nice conversation between Professor James Oakes and Professor David Reynolds about Professor Reynolds’s new book about Abraham Lincoln, Abe. The video’s description reads, “Historian David Reynolds provided a biography of Abraham Lincoln and looked at how societal influences impacted his life. This was a virtual event hosted by the Leon Levy Center for Biography in […]

Here’s Professor H. W. Brands talking about his new book, The Zealot and the Emancipator, which is about John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. The video’s description reads, “Historian H.W. Brands provided a dual biography of abolitionist John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.”