Category Lectures

Dr. James Robertson, Jr. Civil War Sesquicentennial Keynote

Here’s an outstanding presentation by Dr. Bud [all of his presentations are outstanding, but this is one of the best] kicking off the Prince William County, Virginia, Civil War Sesquicentennial commemorations in 2011. I highly recommend this video. It’s terrific.

Lincoln, Congress, Grant, and the Lieutenant General Act

Here’s Brooks Simpson speaking to the U.S. Capitol Historical Society at their 2012 Civil War Symposium. The video’s description reads, “Arizona State University history professor Brooks Simpson talked about the Lieutenant General Act of 1864. The act made Ulysses S. Grant a lieutenant general and gave him command of the Union Army. Professor Simpson spoke at the U.S. […]

The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont: Harvey Whitfield

Harvey Amani Whitfield is a history professor at the University of Vermont who’s done in-depth research on how slavery in Vermont illegally existed after its constitution forbade it and how it took decades to eradicate it from the state. This is a pretty good lecture showing slavery was a very resilient institution that could not […]

Thomas Francis Meagher (Lecture)

Here’s Supervisory Ranger Angie Atkinson giving a lecture on the Irish Brigade’s Thomas Francis Meagher as part of the Gettysburg National Military Park’s 2017 Winter Lecture Series. The video’s description reads, “From his exile to Van Diemen’s Land to the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, Thomas Francis Meagher’s life was captivating and mystifying. Dedication to […]

On the McClellan Go Round- George McClellan and the Antietam Campaign (Lecture)

Here’s Ranger Dan Vermilya giving an excellent presentation during the 2017 Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Series. This presentation discusses Major General George B. McClellan’s performance during the Maryland Campaign of 1862. Dan really does a great job with this lecture. The video’s description reads, “George Brinton McClellan- one of the Civil War’s most […]

Institute for Honor 2015: “Lincoln and Grant: Achieving the Peace” with H.W. Brands

Here’s historian H. W. Brands giving a lecture at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA on Lincoln and Grant. The video’s description reads, “Henry William Brands was born in Oregon, went to college in California, sold cutlery across the American West and earned graduate degrees in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. ~ […]

Andrew Jackson and the Constitution

Here’s Professor Akhil Reed Amar of Yale University speaking on how Andrew Jackson’s presidency affected our understanding of the Constitution. The video’s description reads, “Professor Akhil Reed Amar talked about how the presidency of Andrew Jackson transformed the Constitution in ways that still apply. He responded to questions from members of the audience. ‘Our Jacksonian Constitution’ was a […]