Category Digital History

Slavery and Reconstruction in the West

Here’s Professor Quintard Taylor of the University of Washington speaking on Slavery and Reconstruction in the American West. The video’s description reads, “University of Washington historian Quintard Taylor explored slavery, the abolition movement, and Reconstruction in the West, focusing on Kansas and Missouri before and after the Civil War. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this talk.” https://www.c-span.org/video/?443918-1/slavery-reconstruction-west […]

Using Google Earth and Explain Everything to teach the Civil War

Here’s a tutorial for teachers, or for anyone who seeks to explain Civil War topics to others. It uses Google Earth and an application called Explain Everything to create presentations to help illustrate battles and troop movements. This is very useful. The video’s description reads, “A quick movie to show how you can use Google […]

The 1860 Election Results by County

The Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Battlefield Park posted this on Twitter. It’s the first time I’ve seen such a map from the 1860 election:

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: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-atlanti…  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.