Here’s an outstanding discussion with Professor Edward Ayers on history education. The video’s description reads, “If you care about the future of history education, you need to watch this video. With over four decades of experience in history education and numerous awards and accolades (which includes a selection as a Pulitzer Prize finalist and being […]

This video is a takedown of the bad history and bad filmmaking in the movie, Gods and Generals. The video’s description reads, “Like if Ken Burns and Mr. Plinkett had a baby. Gods and Generals (2003) is a four and a half hour long epic from the director of Gettysburg (1993), chronicling the first two years […]

Here’s an excellent discussion of Ulysses S. Grant between General David Petraeus and Professor Elizabeth Samet, who is the editor of one version of the annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. It’s far more successful when General Petraeus is paired with a historian. The video’s description reads, “On April 27, 2020 the Grant Monument Association hosted […]

Here’s Garry Adelman giving a presentation on Civil War myths and mistakes at the National Civil War Museum. His lecture is packed full of information, perhaps even too much to keep track of during the talk. The video’s description reads, “Chief Historian Garry Adelman of the American Battlefield Trust presented Civil War Myths and Mistakes […]

Here’s Professor Adam Domby talking about his research on Julian Carr and his role with confederate monuments. The video’s description reads, “Adam Domby, author and assistant professor of history at the College of Charleston, argues that the Lost Cause ideology that emerged after the Civil War and flourished in the early 20th century in essence […]

Here’s a nice discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and guest Dr. Evan Kutzler on the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of Civil War prisons.

Here’s Samuel Wheeler, the Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s Archives, giving a tour of selected items in the collection and giving us a glimpse of what is in the Lincoln Vault. The video’s description reads, “The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum contains over 52,000 original items pertaining to the 16th […]