Category Slavery

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 […]

How the Word Is Passed

Here’s a nice discussion with Clint Smith about his book, How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America. It would have been much better had the discussion been between Mr. Smith and a historian of slavery or of the lost cause lie. The video’s description reads, “Atlantic staff writer Clint Smith looked […]

Families of Robert E. Lee and enslaved people unite to tell a more inclusive history together

This segment from CBS This Morning looks at the reopening of Arlington Mansion after renovation and brings together descendants of R. E. Lee and descendants of the people enslaved at Arlington. The video’s description reads, “For the first time in three years, visitors can return inside Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial, atop Arlington […]

In Depth: Annette Gordon-Reed

This is an excellent discussion with Professor Annette Gordon-Reed about her work. The video’s description reads, “Author, Harvard University professor, and historian Annette Gordon-Reed talked about American presidents, slavery, and emancipation. Her books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hemingses of Monticello and On Juneteenth.” https://www.c-span.org/video/?511684-1/depth-annette-gordon-reed

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 304 Annette Gordon-Reed On Juneteenth

This is a really good conversation between host Dr. Liz Covart and her guest, Professor Annette Gordon-Reed on her new book, On Juneteenth. The episode’s description reads, “Annette Gordon-Reed, is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and a Professor of History at Harvard University and Harvard Law School. Her books have won sixteen major awards […]

CWTR Episode 1730: The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and the Antislavery Constitution

Here’s a typically excellent discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Professor James Oakes, on the proslavery and antislavery aspects of the US Constitution, and Abraham Lincoln’s relationship to them.

Political Rewind: Author Ty Seidule Reckons With U.S. History, Myth Of ‘The Lost Cause’

This is a terrific conversation with BG Ty Seidule on his wonderful book, Robert E. Lee and Me. The episode’s description reads, “It’s been more than 150 years since Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Va., effectively ending the Civil War. But that conflict refuses to rest easily in […]

Set to Mark ‘Union Spy,’ Virginia Combats Self-Made Myths

This story tells us about Mary Bowser and her work with Elizabeth Van Lew during the Civil War to provide intelligence to United States forces. The story tells us, “Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration recently announced the state would add five new highway markers. Selected from student submitted suggestions, the new markers will tell the story […]

What Hath God Wrought

This book by Professor Daniel Walker Howe is another in the Oxford History of the United States series. Like Professor Gordon Wood’s Empire of Liberty, a major theme is change–the changes in the United States that transformed the nation and its society. This volume covers the United States from the end of the War of […]