Monthly Archives: March 2019

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1523: Civil War Institute (Gettysburg College)

In this episode, host Dr. Gerald Prokopowicz interviews Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey, Assistant Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. This is a terrific conversation.

Abraham Lincoln, Politics, and the Supreme Court

Here’s Professor Timothy Huebner of Rhodes College delivering a lecture at the American Civil War Museum on Lincoln and the Supreme Court. The video’s description reads, “Rhodes College Professor Timothy Huebner described how Abraham Lincoln changed the Supreme Court during his presidency. He also analyzed the question of whether Lincoln ‘packed the court.’ After his remarks, Mr. […]

Edward Ayers on the Civil War

This is Dr. Edward Ayers, President Emeritus of the University of Richmond, wrapping up the 2019 joint American Civil War Museum, Nau Center for Civil War History, and Library of Virginia symposium held at the Library of Virginia. This is, as we’ve come to expect from Dr. Ayers, an outstanding presentation. I especially liked it […]

Causes of the Civil War

Here’s Dr. Paul Quigley of Virginia Tech, Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, giving a great presentation at the 2019 joint American Civil War Museum, Nau Center for Civil War History, and Library of Virginia symposium held at the Library of Virginia. The video’s description reads, “Paul Quigley examined the various reasons […]

Military History and the Civil War

Here’s Dr. Kathryn Shively of Virginia Commonwealth University speaking at the 2019 joint American Civil War Museum, Nau Center for Civil War History, and Library of Virginia symposium held at the Library of Virginia. She delivers a great presentation on military history and the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Virginia Commonwealth University professor Kathryn […]

African Americans and the Civil War

This is Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander speaking about her book, Standing on the Precipice of Change: Virginia’s African American Fighters in the Civil War. This is another excellent presentation at the 2019 joint American Civil War Museum, Nau Center for Civil War History, and Library of Virginia symposium held at the Library of Virginia. The video’s description […]

Southern Unionists in the Civil War

This is Dr. Elizabeth Varon at the joint American Civil War Museum, Nau Center for Civil War History, and Library of Virginia symposium held at the Library of Virginia. She’s speaking here about “Recovering the History of Southern Unionism in the Civil War.” Dr. Varon always delivers a terrific presentation, and she does so again […]

Jon Meacham on the Civil War

Here’s historian Jon Meacham giving the kickoff presentation to this year’s joint American Civil War Museum, Nau Center for Civil War History, and Library of Virginia symposium held at the Library of Virginia. This is a pretty good presentation on why history is important to us as a people, though its Civil War content is […]

Dr. Brooks Simpson speaks at MCC

Here’s Professor Brooks D. Simpson of Arizona State University giving a typically excellent talk at Mesa Community College in 2009 on Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. This is well worth your time.

Abraham Lincoln Remembered

Here’s author Harold Holzer giving a presentation at the New York Historical Society on monuments to Abraham Lincoln. The video’s description reads, “Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer gave an illustrated talk at the New-York Historical Society about the monuments created to the 16th president and what they say about how we remember him. Mr. Holzer […]