Monthly Archives: August 2019

The Rogue Historian Episode #64 Searching for Black Confederates with Kevin Levin

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.

Cassandra Newby-Alexander on Arrival of First Africans in Virginia in 1619

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, […]

The Great Partnership

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 […]

The Rogue Historian Episode #64 Exploring Public History with Nick Sacco

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.

Lincoln’s Spies

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 […]

Interview with Hannah Durkin and The Negro Farmer

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 […]

Never Caught

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 […]