Category Historians

Amerikan Rambler Interview With Peter Carmichael

Colin Woodward, host of the Amerikan Rambler podcast, interviews Peter Carmichael, Professor of History at Gettysburg College and Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, in these two parts. Part One: Part Two: It’s a far-ranging interview covering a number of topics and is a very good discussion.   Advertisements

Age of Jackson Podcast: Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made

This is a podcast by Daniel Gullotta, a Ph.D. student at Stanford University, interviewing and talking with historian Joshua D. Rothman of the University of Alabama. They discuss the late historian Eugene Genovese and his most famous book, Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made. They also discuss a little of the historiography of slavery. […]

History with David M. Rubenstein: A Conversation with Eric Foner

Here’s Eric Foner being interviewed by David Rubenstein of the Carlyle Group. This is a terrific conversation. I never knew his father and his uncle were identical twins. The video’s description reads, “Join us for an evening with one of the country’s most prominent historians, Pulitzer Prize-winning Eric Foner, discussing his illustrious career including his […]

Reading Like a Historian

This is a terrific book by Sam Wineburg, Daisy Martin, and Chauncey Monte-Sano. It gives us strategies and examples for teaching history in middle school and high school. The book takes eight situations from American History, providing readings and comparing how high school students viewed the readings with how graduate students in history who were […]

Recognizing an Imperfect Past

Here’s a series of short videos, each less than 20 minutes in length, resulting from interviews the Georgia Historical Society did with some leading historians. They deal with memory, the lost cause, memorialization, and teaching history. These are really good videos for students of the Civil War and for students of history in general. This […]

Town Talk-Dec 18 with John Hennessy

Here’s a really good discussion from WFVA in Fredericksburg, VA between host Ted Schubel and John Hennessy, Chief Historian at the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Military Park. The description reads, “Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park Chief Historian John Hennessy talks about the art of writing–and the art of writing a history book. Some recent history books […]

Jefferson Davis as a Representative of Civilization

This was the 1890 Commencement Address W. E. B. DuBois delivered at Harvard University [see here]. Dr. DuBois begins, “Jefferson Davis was a typical Teutonic hero; the history of civilization during the last millennium has been the development of the idea of the Strong Man of which he was the embodiment. The Anglo-Saxon loves a […]