Monthly Archives: August 2019
Here is a terrific conversation between host Dr. Keith Harris and the historian Kevin Levin discussing Kevin’s newest book, Searching for Black Confederates. They talk about the book, about the black confederate myth, and about idiotic neoconfederates among other topics. It’s really good. You can access the podcast here.
Here’s Professor Cassandra Newby-Alexander of Norfolk State University discussing the history surrounding the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, 400 years ago. This is really good. The video’s description reads, “Norfolk State University professor Cassandra Newby-Alexander discussed the history of the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619. In August 1619, […]
Here’s Dr. Christian Keller delivering a lecture at the National Archives based on his new book about Lee and Jackson. It’s a fine presentation, but there were a couple things he claimed that I flat out don’t think are right. He claimed the Anaconda Plan was followed. It wasn’t. In the Q&A, he claimed Lee […]
Here’s an excellent conversation at the Rogue Historian podcast between host Keith Harris and guest Nick Sacco of the US Grant Historical Site in St. Louis, MO. This is really terrific. You can access the podcast here.
This is Douglas Waller talking about his book, Lincoln’s Spies. The presentation leaves a bit to be desired, and from what I’ve seen from this presentation, there are better books around. Still, he does have a few things to contribute. The video’s description reads, “Historian Douglas Waller talked about his book, Lincoln’s Spies: Their Secret War to Save […]
Here’s Hannah Durkin, a Literature and Film lecturer at Newcastle University in England, discussing the 1938 US Government film, The Negro Farmer, which she contends includes a woman named Redoshi, who is, according to Durkin, the last survivor of the Atlantic Slave Trade. If that’s the case, the slave trade is not as distant as we […]
Here’s Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar of the University of Delaware giving a presentation about her book about Ona Judge, a runaway slave of George Washington’s whom Washington did all he could to recover but was never able to recapture. The video’s description reads, “Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar talked about her book Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit […]
Here’s author Daniel Brook discussing his book about biracial people in the South during Reconstruction. The video’s description reads, “Author and journalist Daniel Brook talked about his book, The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction, in which he explored the history of mixed-race urbanites during Reconstruction.” https://www.c-span.org/video/?461880-1/the-accident-color
No offense to anyone else at the commemoration, I think the reason to watch this is Professor Jonathan Noyalas’s keynote presentation on the Battle of Cool Spring. It’s excellent. To get to it, skip ahead to the 1 hour 11 minute mark [1:11:00]. The video’s description reads, “The Battle of Fort Stevens was fought in the […]
This is a pretty good discussion from the 2019 Mississippi Book Festival with four authors discussing their books. The authors are Dr. Jacquelyn Hall of UNC-Chapel Hill, on three sisters born in the 1880s and 1890s in Georgia who came to grips with the legacies of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, the Lost Cause, […]