Monthly Archives: February 2018

American Civil War Museum Annual Symposium, Part 4

Here’s Professor Jane Schultz of Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis, where she is a Professor of English. This is from the 2018 American Civil War Museum Symposium held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. She spoke about women who worked in hospitals in the Civil War. This is pretty good. https://www.c-span.org/video/?440950-5/american-civil-war-museum-annual-symposium-part-4 Advertisements

American Civil War Museum Annual Symposium, Part 3

Here’s Professor Amy Murrell Taylor of the University of Kentucky speaking at the 2018 American Civil War Museum Symposium at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Her presentation covers divided families in the Civil War. This is really good. https://www.c-span.org/video/?440950-4/american-civil-war-museum-annual-symposium-part-3

American Civil War Museum Annual Symposium, Part 2

Here’s Dr. Lauranett Lee speaking at the 2018 American Civil War Museum Symposium held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. She’s speaking on children in the Civil War era. https://www.c-span.org/video/?440950-3/american-civil-war-museum-annual-symposium-part-2

American Civil War Museum Annual Symposium, Part 1

Here’s Professor James I. Robertson, Jr. giving an excellent [as usual] presentation on the results of Virginia’s Sesquicentennial project to digitize letters and diary entries from the Civil War era that Virginians had at their homes and had previously been unpublished. The project resulted in a book, Civil War Echoes: Voices From Virginia, 1861-1890. This came […]

The Southern Vision of a Vast Empire of Slavery

Here’s a podcast hosted by Professor Edward T. O’Donnell of Holy Cross College called “Life in the Past Lane.” The guest is historian Matthew Karp, Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University. They talk about Professor Karp’s book, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy. This is an excellent discussion about how slaveholders […]

Slavery and Abolition in Antebellum America with Manisha Sinha

This is a podcast from “The Age of Jackson,” hosted by Daniel N. Gullotta. This one is an interview with Professor Manisha Sinha of the University of Connecticut. This is an excellent discussion of slavery and the abolitionist movement. You can access the podcast here.

David Blight and Thavolia Glymph on Emancipation

Here’s a conversation at the National Constitution Center with historians David Blight and Thavolia Glymph on equality and emancipation. The video’s description reads, “America’s Town Hall: America’s leading Civil War and Reconstruction historians David Blight and Thavolia Glymph, explore the meaning of freedom, equality, and emancipation as part of the Constitution Center’s celebration of the […]