Category Lectures

1863 New York City Draft Riots

Here’s Professor Joshua Brown discussing the 1863 draft riots in New York City. The video’s description reads, “City University of New York professor emeritus Joshua Brown taught a class on the 1863 New York City Draft Riots and Civil War newspapers. He described how citizens across the country saw drawings and read articles chronicling the events. This class was […]

Civil War Institute Fall Program Day One

The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College kicked off its fall field program tonight with an outstanding lecture by Professor Judkin Browning of Appalachian State University on North Carolina in the Civil War. Professor Browning dispelled several myths that have grown up surrounding North Carolina’s participation in the war. One of these was the myth […]

NCWM Gettysburg to Little Bighorn Custer Man and Myth by Dr Paul Andrew Hutton

Here’s Professor Paul Andrew Hutton giving a fine presentation on George Armstrong Custer as part of the National Civil War Museum’s “Gettysburg to Little Bighorn” symposium. The video’s description reads, “Dr. Paul Andrew Hutton, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico, delineates the between controversial cavalry officer George Armstrong Custer and the […]

NCWM Lessons in History: Shaping the Contours of Federalism with Dr. Stephen Engle

Here’s Professor Stephen Engle giving an excellent presentation at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA. The video’s description reads, “The National Civil War Museum’s Lesson in History – July 17, 2021, with Florida Atlantic University history professor Dr. Stephen D. Engle examines how and why the states that remained loyal to the Union–won […]

Why Do We HAVE To Study HISTORY?!

This is a terrific video aimed at high school students to inform them why studying history is important.

Battle of Little Bighorn

In this video, Cecile Ganteaume, a curator at the National Museum of the American Indian, gives a tour of the portion of the museum dealing with the Battle of Little Bighorn. The video’s description reads, “American History TV toured the National Museum of the American Indian ‘Americans’ exhibit with curator Cecile Ganteaume. In the Battle of Little […]

Former Friends – Union General Hancock and Confederate General Armistead

In this presentation, Tom McMillan discusses what he found out about the relationship between Major General Winfield Scott Hancock and the confederate brigade commander Lewis Armistead. The video’s description reads, “Author Tom McMillan told the story of how the Civil War divided two former friends, Union General Winfield Scott Hancock and Confederate General Lewis Armistead. The Gettysburg Heritage […]

The Peach Orchard at the Battle of Gettysburg

Here’s Jim Hessler giving a presentation based on his latest book. He wrote the book on Sickles at Gettysburg, and this presentation seemed like a rehash of that book. I was hoping he’d get more into the troop movements and the actual fighting and what happened during the attack. Instead, it was about Sickles. Still, […]

Slavery in the age of memory: Britain, France and the United States

This is a terrific lecture by Professor Ana Lucia Araujo. The video’s description reads, “In this lecture, Professor Ana Lucia Araujo draws from her newest book ‘Slavery in the age of memory: Engaging the past’ to discuss the ways slavery and the Atlantic slave trade have been remembered and memorialized by individuals, social groups, and societies […]

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 […]