Category Conferences

1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaigns

Here’s Professor Edward Ayers, formerly the President of Richmond University, giving a typically outstanding presentation on the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. This was part of the 2017 Nau Center Signature Conference held at the University of Virginia. The video’s description reads, “Edward Ayers talked about the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaigns during the Civil War. He […]

Confederate General Richard Taylor’s Memoir

Here’s Professor Stephen Cushman of the University of Virginia’s Department of English speaking at the 2017 Nau Signature Conference at the University of Virginia on the portion of Richard Taylor’s memoirs dealing with the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864. The video’s description reads, “Professor Stephen Cushman talked about Confederate General Richard Taylor’s 1879 memoir, Destruction […]

Confederate Monuments and Memorials

Here’s sociologist James Loewen, an expert on race relations, speaking about confederate monuments and memorials at the American Civil War Museum’s 2017 symposium at the Library of Virginia. I wasn’t too impressed with this presentation. I thought it was a bit rambling, and he stayed off the topic for too long. The video’s description reads, […]

Panel on Civil War Monuments and Memorials

This was the culminating discussion at the American Civil War Museum’s 2017 symposium on confederate monuments and memorials held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, VA. All the speakers participated in the panel. This is a pretty good discussion. The video’s description reads, “Historians discussed the future of Civil War monuments and responded to […]

Controversy over General Robert E. Lee Monuments

Here’s Ervin Jordan speaking at the 2017 American Civil War Museum Symposium at the Library of Virginia on the controversy surrounding monuments to Robert E. Lee. The video’s description reads, “Ervin Jordan, author of Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia talked about the controversies over the monument in Charlottesville, Virginia, of Confederate General […]

Context of Civil War Monuments and Memorials

Here’s Timothy Sedore of Bronx Community College giving a presentation at the American Civil War Museum’s 2017 Symposium held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, VA. The presentation gives the context of Civil War monuments and memorials. The video’s description reads, “Timothy Sedore, author of An Illustrated Guide to Virginia’s Civil War Monuments and […]

Overview of Civil War Monuments

This is Professor Thomas Brown of the University of South Carolina speaking at the 2017 American Civil War Museum’s Symposium. This was held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, VA. The video’s description reads, “Thomas Brown talked about the history of monuments to the common soldier. He is the author of The Public Art […]