Monthly Archives: March 2018
Here’s historian Michael Burlingame speaking about Abraham Lincoln and African Americans to the 2018 Abraham Lincoln Institute symposium held at Ford’s Theatre on March 17, 2018. The video’s description reads, “Michael Burlingame, author of Abraham Lincoln: A Life, talked about the 16th president at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute […]
Here’s Professor William C. Harris making a presentation at the 2018 Abraham Lincoln Institute symposium held March 17, 2018 at Ford’s Theatre. The video’s description reads, “William Harris, author of Lincoln and Congress, talked about Abraham Lincoln, Congress and the Cabinet of 1862 at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford’s […]
Here’s Anna Holloway of the Mariner’s Museum discussing the USS Monitor. She gave this presentation at the 2018 Abraham Lincoln Institute symposium at Ford’s Theatre. The video’s description reads, “Anna Holloway, co-author, Our Little Monitor: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War, talked about the USS Monitor warship at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & […]
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, host Liz Covart interviews Michael Klarman, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, on his book, The Founders’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution. This is an excellent conversation giving us a look inside the Federal Convention and the Constitution itself. You can […]
Here’s the British Lincoln scholar Richard Carwardine discussing his latest book, Lincoln’s Sense of Humor. The book recently [March 17, 2018] won the Abraham Lincoln Institute’s 2018 Book Award. The book is part of SIU Press’ Concise Lincoln Library, an outstanding series of books. The video’s description reads, “Richard Carwardine talked about his book Lincoln’s Sense of Humor, […]
In this episode of Civil War Talk Radio, host Gerald Prokopowicz speaks with historian Michael Fitzgerald on his book, Reconstruction in Alabama: From Civil War to Redemption in the Cotton South. This is a terrific interview with some really good information for us.
Here’s another episode of the podcast “Ben Franklin’s World.” In this episode, host Liz Covart interviews Professor Jessica Millward of UC Irvine. They talk about slavery in Maryland and about an enslaved woman named Charity Folks who eventually secured her freedom. Along the way they discuss how slavery began in Maryland as well as how […]
Here’s an interview with Matt Borowick regarding his book, The Civil War Round Table Handbook on Civil War Talk Radio. Host Gerald Prokopowicz engages with Mr. Borowick on Civil War Round Tables and some of the best practices he’s observed. This is a pretty good interview.
This is a terrific book from Sam Wineburg, who is a Professor of Cognitive Studies in Education and an Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Washington in Seattle. He asks why we should teach history, and what is it good for? His answer is, “My claim in a nutshell is that history holds […]
In this episode of the “Ben Franklin’s World” podcast, host Liz Covart talks with historian Daina Ramey Berry of the University of Texas on the value of enslaved people. Whenever we hear how terrible slavery was, there’s always another aspect of it that shows its depravity, and this is no exception. This is an excellent […]