Monthly Archives: March 2023

Is This Democracy Podcast: Critical Race Theory

This is a really good conversation on Critical Race Theory at the “Is This Democracy” podcast with Victor Ray, author of the book, On Critical Race Theory: Why It Matters and Why You Should Care. The conversation is in two parts. Part One: “We are in the midst of a reactionary moral panic over ‘Critical […]

Reel History: Gods and Generals

In three parts, historian Jared Frederick unpacks the lost cause disaster known as the movie, Gods and Generals. Part One: “20th Anniversary Special: Join History Professor Jared Frederick for part one of three in a lively analysis of the 2003 Civil War epic ‘Gods and Generals.’ Loved by some and reviled by many, the movie […]

Sacred Trust Talks 2022 | Christopher Gwinn

Supervisory Ranger Chris Gwinn, the Chief of Interpretation at Gettysburg National Military Park, never fails to deliver a great presentation, as you can see from this excellent discussion of the 75th Anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, which included a massive reunion of Civil War veterans. The video’s description reads, “Seventy-five years after the Battle […]

Black Women During the Civil War and Reconstruction

In this university lecture, Professor Arlisha Norwood of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore teaches a class on Black women during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The video’s description reads, “University of Maryland Eastern Shore history Professor Arlisha Norwood taught a class on the role Black women played during the Civil War and Reconstruction Era. University of Maryland Eastern […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

In this week’s look at the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage, we begin with this article from Blackstone, Virginia and the former Fort Pickett. “It was a name synonymous with failure. More than 80 years ago, an Army base in Blackstone, Va., was named for George E. Pickett, the defeated Confederate general who led the disastrous […]

Sacred Trust Talks 2022 | Dr. Carol Reardon

Here’s a typically excellent presentation by Professor Carol Reardon at the 2022 Sacred Trust Talks, discussing the US Regulars. The video’s description reads, “The professional soldiers of the U.S. Army contributed to the Union victory at Gettysburg in a variety of ways. In combat, in command and in a myriad of key support roles, Regulars […]

Bonds of War

Here’s Professor David Thomson giving a really good presentation on the financing of the Civil War through selling bonds. The video’s description reads, “Author David Thomson blended Civil War-era financial and political history to show how the marketing and sale of bonds helped ensure foreign countries’ vested interest in the Union’s success. The Filson Historical Society in […]

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier – Writing Civil War History

Here’s a panel discussion of Civil War historians discussing how they write about the Civil War and what they are working on now. The video’s description reads, “Civil War historians talked about what projects they are working on and what goes into writing about the Civil War. The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia, hosted […]

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier – 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor

Here’s Gordon Rhea giving an excellent presentation at Pamplin Park on the Battle of Cold Harbor. The video’s description reads, “Historian Gordon Rhea discussed the Civil War Battle of Cold Harbor, Confederate Gen. Lee’s last major victory and a bloodbath for the Union army. The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia, hosted […]

West Virginia Statehood

Here’s Professor William Hal Gorby giving a pretty good lecture on how West Virginia broke from Virginia and became a state. The video’s description reads, “West Virginia University professor William Gorby taught a class on the formation of West Virginia and its entry into the Union during the Civil War. West Virginia University is located […]