Category Conferences

Recasting the Confederacy: Monuments and Civil War Memory

Here’s an outstanding discussion of confederate monuments and memory with panelists David Blight, Nina Silber, Fitzhugh Brundage, and Manisha Sinha. It comes to us from the University of Connecticut and is part of the Fall 2017 Draper Workshop Series of that university. Advertisements

Panel Discussion on Controversial Generals of the Civil War

This is the culminating panel discussion at the 2017 Pamplin Park Symposium on “Generals We Love to Hate.” It’s a pretty good discussion. The video’s description reads, “Historians answered audience questions about Civil War generals, including which ones have been the most loved and hated through history. They also talked about which generals had the best and […]

Union General Benjamin Butler

Here’s Brian Matthew Jordan of Sam Houston State University giving a presentation on Benjamin F. Butler as part of Pamplin Park’s 2017 Symposium, “Generals We Love to Hate.” The video’s description reads, “Professor Brian Matthew Jordan talked about Union General Benjamin Butler, who became known in the South as the ‘Beast’ for his stern actions as military […]

Union General Ambrose Burnside

Here’s A. Wilson Greene giving a presentation on Major General Ambrose E. Burnside at the 2017 Pamplin Park Symposium on “Generals We Love to Hate.” As always, this is an excellent presentation. The video’s description reads, “Historian Wilson Greene described Union General Ambrose Burnside’s life and career and argued that his unfavorable reputation is largely undeserved. He […]

Union General George McClellan

Here’s Professor George Rable, Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Alabama, discussing George B. McClellan. It’s a fairly sympathetic presentation, which is okay with me, and it’s also a really good one. This was part of the 2017 Pamplin Park Symposium on “Generals We Love to Hate.” The video’s description reads, “Professor George […]

Confederate General John Bell Hood

Here’s Stephen M. Hood delivering a terrific presentation on John Bell Hood at the 2017 “Generals We Love to Hate” Pamplin Park Symposium. It’s a detailed rebuttal to claims various writers have made about General Hood over the years. The video’s description reads, “Stephen Hood, author of John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of […]

Confederate General Joseph Johnston

Here’s Craig Symonds of the Naval War College giving a typically excellent talk on Joseph E. Johnston as part of Pamplin Park’s 2017 Symposium, “Generals We Love to Hate.” The video’s description reads, “Craig Symonds talked about the contemporary allies and enemies of Confederate General Joseph Johnston, highlighting his rocky relationship with Confederate President Jefferson […]