Monthly Archives: November 2020

Finding The Source: The Election of 1864 with Prof. Jonathan White

Here’s a terrific conversation between Professor Pete Carmichael, Dr. Ashley Luskey, and Professor Jonathan White on Emancipation, the US Army, and Abraham Lincoln’s 1864 reelection. The video’s description reads, “Professor Jonathan White of Christopher Newport University joins CWI Director Dr. Peter Carmichael and Assistant Director Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey to talk about the election of […]

Gettysburg and Antietam

Here’s an outstanding conversation between Professor Peter Carmichael, John Heckman, and Scott Hartwig on various subjects such as the evolution of interpretation at Gettysburg, Scott’s book To Antietam Creek, and Scott’s career in the National Park Service. The video’s description reads, “Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosted a online discussion with Scott Hartwig, former Gettysburg National Military […]


Here’s a nice conversation between Professor James Oakes and Professor David Reynolds about Professor Reynolds’s new book about Abraham Lincoln, Abe. The video’s description reads, “Historian David Reynolds provided a biography of Abraham Lincoln and looked at how societal influences impacted his life. This was a virtual event hosted by the Leon Levy Center for Biography in […]

The Zealot and the Emancipator

Here’s Professor H. W. Brands talking about his new book, The Zealot and the Emancipator, which is about John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. The video’s description reads, “Historian H.W. Brands provided a dual biography of abolitionist John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. This was a virtual event hosted by the Atlanta History Center.”

Juneteenth and Free Black Marriage

Here’s Professor Tera Hunter of Princeton University discussing marriage among African Americans in the former confederate states in the wake of the Civil War with Professor Kate Masur and Professor Greg Downs. This is an excellent conversation. The video’s description reads, “Author Tera Hunter spoke with the co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era […]


This book by Professor David Detzer probes the history of the confederate attack on Fort Sumter, the beginning of the Civil War. After a discussion of Charleston, South Carolina and its African American community, Professor Detzer looks at Major Robert Anderson, commander of the US garrison at Fort Sumter. “His father, Richard Clough Anderson, had […]

NCWM Lessons in Hist-USCT Occupation of the South during and after the Civil War – Late Hari Jones

Here’s the late Hari Jones giving an outstanding presentation at the National Civil War Museum on the USCT troops occupying parts of the South during and after the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Hari Jones, Independent Scholar presented on The United States Colored Troops on Occupation Duty 1865 – 1867 as part of the […]

Liz Varon on Civil War Aims

Here’s a really excellent discussion between Professor Elizabeth Varon and Joshua Claybourne of the Abraham Lincoln Association based on Professor Varon’s most recent book, Armies of Deliverance. The video’s description reads, “Liz Varon, author of Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War, discusses her sweeping book about the Civil War and interpretation […]

Civil War Monuments

Here’s Professor Thomas Brown speaking with Professor Greg Downs and Professor Kate Masur on his book on Civil War Monuments. The video’s description reads, “Thomas Brown is the author of ‘Civil War Monuments & the Militarization of America.’ He discussed his book with Gregory Downs and Kate Masur, co-editors of the Journal of the Civil War Era. They examined the artistic, […]

Finding the Source With Gary Gallagher

Professor Peter Carmichael, Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, led this wonderful conversation with himself, Dr. Ashley Luskey of the CWI at Gettysburg College, and Professor Gary Gallagher in a Facebook Live event. Here it is on C-SPAN: