Category Historians

2019 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College

The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College begins their summer conference this Friday, June 14, 2019. As always, the lineup looks pretty good. Friday, June 14 Schedule for Friday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Check-in 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Welcome, Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College) 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Roundtable Discussion: The Political Crisis […]

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1527: Hood’s Texas Brigade

Here’s a terrific discussion of one of the Army of Northern Virginia’s elite combat units, the Texas Brigade, between Dr. Susannah Ural and host Dr. Gerald Prokopowicz.

Rest in Peace Dr. Richard J. Sommers

I only knew Dick Sommers about eleven years. It was too short. The man was a phenomenon. He forgot more Civil War history than most of us will ever know, and he forgot very little. No matter what the topic, no matter how obscure, he had the information and could talk with you about it–and […]

American Rambler Epsiode 132: The Lee Family Digital Archive

Here’s Dr. Colin Woodward telling us about his work at the Lee Family Digital Archive and Stratford Hall. According to the podcast’s description, “In his talk, he discusses what he’s accomplished, the appeals of doing family history, and the pros and cons of digital publishing.” You can access the podcast here.

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1525: Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future

Here’s a conversation between host Dr. Gerald Prokopowicz and guest Dr. Jason Phillips regarding Dr. Phillips’ new book, Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future. He makes the claim the accepted view that those looking at the coming civil war thought it would be a short war is in many respects a myth.

American Rambler Episode 131: William J. Cooper

In this podcast, host Dr. Colin Woodward interviews Dr. William J. Cooper, who recently retired from Louisiana State University. They talk about Dr. Cooper’s career as well as Jefferson Davis and other historians. You can access the podcast here.

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.