Category Historians

American Rambler Episode 27: Historian William C. Davis

This is a great discussion between Dr. Colin Woodward and the highly acclaimed and prolific historian William C. “Jack” Davis. They talk about Mr. Davis’ career, the book and magazine publishing business, and other interesting topics. You can access the podcast here. Advertisements

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1523: Civil War Institute (Gettysburg College)

In this episode, host Dr. Gerald Prokopowicz interviews Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey, Assistant Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. This is a terrific conversation.

Civil War Talk Radio Episode1521: Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War in Virginia

This is an excellent discussion between Dr. Caroline Jannney, the Nau Professor of History and Director of the Nau Center for Civil War Studies at the University of Virginia and host Dr. Gerald Prokopowicz of East Carolina University on the book of essays Dr. Janney edited called Petersburg to Appomattox: The End of the War […]

American Rambler Episode 130: Gaines Foster

This is a terrific conversation between Professor Gaines Foster of LSU and host Colin Woodward. They talk about confederate memory, names for the war, and the concept of “still fighting the Civil War.” The episode’s write-up says, “Gaines Foster is professor of history at Louisiana State University, where he has taught for almost 40 years […]

The Tattooed Historian Presents: Dr. Peter S. Carmichael

Here’s Professor Peter Carmichael in a terrific discussion with John Heckman, aka, “The Tattooed Historian” at the Garryowen Pub in Gettysburg, PA. They discuss Dr. Carmichael’s latest book, The War for the Common Soldier. The video’s description reads, “Dr. Peter S. Carmichael, Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, sits down for this installment […]

After Charleston and Charlottesville: The Future of Confederate History

Here’s a great conversation between Dr. Gary Gallagher and Dr. Edward Ayers on the state of Civil War scholarship and the future of the study of confederate history. The sound quality isn’t very good, but the video is still well worth the time investment. The video’s description reads, “The 23rd annual Elizabeth Roller Bottimore Lecture […]

Catching Up On General History Topics

There have been a few articles on historians and the history profession I thought were interesting. While this article is titled, “How to Teach the Civil War in the Deep South,” I think it applies everywhere. It begins, “Robert Gleed was only 17 when, a few years before the start of the Civil War, he […]