Category Historians

American Rambler Episode 123: Keri Leigh Merritt

Here’s a great discussion between Dr. Keri Leigh Merritt and host Dr. Colin Woodward regarding Dr. Merritt’s research on poor white southerners in the Civil War era and their relationship to the institution of slavery. You can access the podcast here. Advertisements

American Rambler Episode 120: Robert Kenzer

In this episode, host Dr. Colin Woodward speaks with Professor Robert Kenzer of the University of Richmond, who is one of the editors of the book, Enemies of the Country: New Perspectives on Unionists in the Civil War South. Professor Kenzer teaches Civil War History and a course on Abraham Lincoln, as well as a […]

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1514: The War for the Common Soldier

Here’s a great discussion between Professor Peter Carmichael of Gettysburg College and host Gerald Prokopowicz regarding Dr. Carmichael’s new book, The War for the Common Soldier. They discuss the book as well as the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, of which Dr. Carmichael is the Director.

Town Talk- Dec 5, 2018

In this installment, historian John Hennessy, the Chief Historian at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, speaks with host Ted Schubel. This is a very good conversation. The episode’s description reads, “Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park Chief Historian John Hennessy on Presidents visiting the area, the importance of anniversaries, the Spared and Shared […]

Peter Carmichael on A House Divided. S. 3 ep 17

Here’s a terrific interview with Professor Peter Carmichael of Gettysburg College at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago, Illinois. Bjorn Skaptason did a fine job with this interview. They discussed Peter’s new book, The War for the Common Soldier, and a little about the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.

Three Myths That Explain Why Americans Don’t Know Much About History

I came across this article that has some really interesting information in it. According to the article, “A survey released earlier this month revealed that only one in three Americans would pass the U.S. citizenship test—a bar easily met by the vast majority of the immigrants who take it. Among other embarrassments, 2% of those surveyed […]

Amerikan Rambler Podcast Episode 117: John C. Rodrigue

In this episode, host Colin Woodward talks with Professor John C. Rodrigue about his career, about historians he’s known, about Abraham Lincoln, and about Reconstruction. If you’re not interested in the personal aspects of Professor Rodrigue’s life and career, you can skip the first fifty-six minutes of the conversation. You can access the podcast here.