Monthly Archives: April 2020

Slavery and Native American Displacement

Here’s Professor Edward Ayers speaking to a symposium on John Marshall and Indian Removal at the Library of Virginia on how slave owners moved into areas from which Native Americans were displaced. The video’s description reads, “University of Richmond Professor and President Emeritus Edward Ayers discussed how the expansion of slavery and westward migration displaced Native Americans […]

The Confederacy and the Lost Cause

Here’s a pretty good short video on the confederacy and the lost cause lie. The video’s description reads, “Two scholars explore the origin and effects of the myth of the ‘Lost Cause,’ an effort to come to terms with the loss of the war by the South. Florida, like most southern states, is home to […]

Leadership, Life, and Legacy of Ulysses S. Grant

Here’s a decent conversation between retired General David Petreus and Ronald C. White on White’s biography of Ulysses S. Grant. The video’s description reads, “Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War battlefield commander-turned-commander-in-chief fell out of favor with twentieth century historians. Yet in his day Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in […]

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1628: An Environmental History of the Civil War

Here’s a really interesting conversation between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Professor Timothy Silver, co-author of the new book, An Environmental History of the Civil War. They get into a number of subjects most students of the war don’t even consider.

AHD Archive – Joanne Freeman on The Field of Blood.

Here’s Professor Joanne Freeman of Yale University appearing on the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop’s “House Divided” series talking about her book, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War. This is an excellent discussion. The video’s description reads, “Joanne B. Freeman and Daniel Weinberg sat down in Abraham Lincoln Book Shop […]

The Partnership that Almost Won the Civil War: Lee and Jackson, with Dr. Christian Keller

Here’s a nice lecture by Dr. Christian Keller of the US Army War College based on his latest book about the partnership between Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The video’s description tells us, “On April 15, 2020, at 6:30PM, the USAHEC welcomed Dr. Christian Keller of the U.S. Army War College to […]

Ron Chernow on Ulysses S. Grant with General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus

Here’s a discussion between author Ron Chernow and retired General David Petraeus about Ulysses S. Grant. I’m actually a bit disappointed because I detected a number of errors during the discussion, as well as disagreeing with Mr. Chernow’s assertion that Grant was an alcoholic. I’ll have to get his book to check his sources. The […]

NCWM Lessons in History Speaker Series – Feb 23, 2019 Wayne E. Motts: Men Wearing Both Blue and Gray

Here’s National Civil War Museum CEO Wayne Motts giving an excellent presentation on men who changed sides during the Civil War. The video’s description reads, ” ‘Wearing Both Blue and Gray’ Five Men Who Fought On Both Sides during the Civil War A unique presentation about five men who fought on both sides during the […]

Richmond Rising: African Americans and the Mobilization of the Confederate Capital

Cameron Sauers, a student at Gettysburg College and a Fellow at the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, has a terrific article at the Emerging Civil War blog on the use of enslaved African Americans in Richmond. You can see the article here.

Race, Slavery and the Civil War

This book edited by Professor James O. Horton and Amanda Kleintop gives us the stories and discussions from the second Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Conference, held in September of 2010 at Norfolk State University. The book compiles the remarks by the eleven historians, the panel discussions, and the question and answer sessions. In his […]