Category Historians

Ben Franklin’s World Episode 307: Michael Hattem, History and the American Revolution

This is a pretty good conversation between host Dr. Liz Covart and her guest, Professor Michael Hattem. The episode description reads, “Using details from his book Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution, Michael reveals the idea that history broadly and American History in particular are constructions; How Americans who lived in revolutionary […]


As this post tells us, from 12PM to 2PM this Saturday, September 18 2021, historians across the country will participate in “#MoreHistory2021, a nationwide collaborative demonstration of good history in public.” As the post tells us, “#MoreHistory2021 aims to link history educators across institutional boundaries, to illuminate aspects of Civil War Era history that are […]

TWOILH Episode 85: Reckoning With Confederate Monuments

This episode of “The Way of Improvement Leads Home” podcast features an outstanding interview by Professor John Fea with Professor Karen Cox. The podcast’s description reads, “Historian Karen L. Cox argues that ‘when it comes to Confederate monuments, there is no common ground.’ In this episode, we talk with Cox about the history of Confederate monuments and […]

Smart Talk: The battle over teaching critical race theory

This is an outstanding interview on WITF, Harrisburg, PA’s NPR station, with Professor Scott Hancock of Gettysburg College on Critical Race Theory and the Right Wing lies about it. You can access the interview at this link.

As Confederate Statues Come Down A Retired Army Brigadier General Explains How He Broke Up With The Lost Cause

This is a terrific interview with Brigadier General (Ret) Ty Seidule about the lost cause lie and R. E. Lee. You can access the interview at this link.

Finding the Source: The Mexican-American War with Dr. Amy Greenberg

Here’s an excellent discussion about the Mexican-American War between Professor Peter Carmichael and Dr. Ashley Luskey of Gettysburg College and Professor Amy Greenberg of Penn State University. The video’s description reads, “Often overlooked or over-simplified, the Mexican-American War fractured the nation and set the stage for the cataclysmic events of the U.S. Civil War just […]

Freed Slaves and Native Americans

This is Professor Alaina Roberts discussing those African Americans who had been enslaved by Native Americans and were freed at the end of the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Alaina Roberts discussed her new book, ‘I’ve Been Here All the While – Black Freedom on Native Land,’ in which she uses archival research and […]

CWTR Episode 1732: Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command

Here’s a really good discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Kent Masterson Brown, on Mr. Brown’s latest book, Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command.

In Depth: Annette Gordon-Reed

This is an excellent discussion with Professor Annette Gordon-Reed about her work. The video’s description reads, “Author, Harvard University professor, and historian Annette Gordon-Reed talked about American presidents, slavery, and emancipation. Her books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hemingses of Monticello and On Juneteenth.”

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 304 Annette Gordon-Reed On Juneteenth

This is a really good conversation between host Dr. Liz Covart and her guest, Professor Annette Gordon-Reed on her new book, On Juneteenth. The episode’s description reads, “Annette Gordon-Reed, is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and a Professor of History at Harvard University and Harvard Law School. Her books have won sixteen major awards […]