Category Historians

Amerikan Rambler with Colin Woodward Episode 99: Kevin Levin

Here’s a terrific conversation between historian Colin Woodward and historian Kevin Levin. They talk about Kevin’s upcoming book on the black confederate myth as well as what else Kevin has been doing and the confederate monument issue. They even talk about our favorite group of idiots, the Virginia Flaggers. You can access the conversation here. […]

What Should Be The Fate Of Confederate Memorials?

Here’s an interview with Yale University historian David Blight on confederate monuments. He starts by recounting the first Memorial Day held in Charleston, SC by African American residents who honored the sacrifices of United States soldiers who had been captured by the confederates and died in captivity. The discussion then moves on to confederate monuments. […]

Legacies of the Founders

This is a conversation with Professors Gordon Wood and Joseph Ellis at the Society of the Four Aces in Palm Beach, Florida, on the Founding Fathers and their legacies. It’s a pretty good discussion. The moderator is Professor Robert Watson of Lynn University. The video’s description reads, “Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Joseph Ellis and Gordon Wood discussed the legacies of […]

Kenneth M. Stampp My Life With Lincoln

Here’s a recording of an address Professor Kenneth M. Stampp gave in 1983 regarding the evolution of his evaluation of Abraham Lincoln. His view of Lincoln changed over time and with study from being antagonistic toward Lincoln to being appreciative of Lincoln’s policies and viewpoints.

Confederate Monuments: What to Do?

This is a panel discussion from the 2018 meeting of the Organization of American Historians. Professor Edward Ayers is the moderator, and the panelists are Christy Coleman, the CEO of the American Civil War Museum, Turkiya Lowe, the Chief Historian of the National Park Service, and Professor John Kuo Wei Tchen of New York University. This is […]

Civil War Talk Radio Civil War Memories: Contesting the Past in the United States since 1865

On this episode of Civil War Talk Radio, host Gerry Prokopowicz interviews British historian Robert J. Cook about his book, Civil War Memories: Contesting the Past in the United States since 1865. This is really an excellent interview and I’ve put this book on my list of books to get and read.

History as an Act of Faith

Here’s an interview with the late historian Kenneth M. Stampp from the 1980s. He gives some basic information about being a historian. This is from a PBS show called “The Open Mind.” You can access the video here.