Category Digital History

The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

Here’s a nice, concise TED-Ed video on the Atlantic Slave Trade. Any teachers out there can use this in class, as it’s short and accurate, leaving lots of time for additional information and discussion. The video’s description reads, “View full lesson:…  Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade […]

The Landscape of Civil War Commemoration

Here’s an interesting map showing the growth of Civil War monumentation in the US in the years after the Civil War. You can access it here.  

Interview: Engineering Victory: How Technology Won the Civil War

Here’s in interview on Civil War Talk Radio hosted by Professor Gerry Prokopowicz of East Carolina University with Thomas Army, author of Engineering Victory: How Technology Won the Civil War. This is a very interesting interview with some good information and a perspective we don’t often consider.

Overland Campaign Animated Map

The Civil War Trust recently released their latest animated map, this one covering the Overland Campaign. As with their other animated maps, it’s outstanding. You can access it here.

Sharon Block, How to Research History Online

Here’s a good podcast from Ben Franklin’s World with host Liz Covart discussing researching history on the internet with Professor Sharon Block of the University of California-Irvine. There are some really good tips for all of us students to help us in our own research efforts. In addition to listing all the links mentioned in […]

The Liberator Files

All the issues of William Lloyd Garrison’s abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, are scanned and available for viewing here. This is a rich primary source of abolitionist thought.

The Spread of U.S. Slavery, 1790–1860

Here’s an outstanding digital history tool from Professor Lincoln Mullen of George Mason University. This is an outstanding project and provides us some awesome views based on the US Census. You can access the interactive map here.