Category Slavery

American Rambler Episode 123: Keri Leigh Merritt

Here’s a great discussion between Dr. Keri Leigh Merritt and host Dr. Colin Woodward regarding Dr. Merritt’s research on poor white southerners in the Civil War era and their relationship to the institution of slavery. You can access the podcast here. Advertisements

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1513 Kristopher A. Teters

Here’s a nice conversation between Dr. Kristopher A. Teters and host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz on Dr. Teters’ first book, Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater During the Civil War. He discusses the attitudes of Union officers in the Western Theater toward slavery and how those views evolved over the course of the war.

Sean Wilentz on A House Divided. S. 3 ep. 19

Here’s Professor Sean Wilentz speaking with Daniel Weinberg of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop about his new book, No Property in Man. It’s about slavery and the development of antislavery thought in the United States from the Founding to the Civil War.

Marching Masters

This is Dr. Colin Woodward’s first book, derived from his Ph.D. thesis for the Louisiana State University. In this study, Dr. Woodward looks at the importance of slavery and race to the confederate soldiers. Dr. Woodward found race and slavery were very important to the average confederate soldier, whether he was a slave owner or […]

Slavery Laws in Texas and Mexico During the 1830s

Here’s Professor Alice Baumgartner of the University of Southern California being interviewed on the history of slavery in Texas and Mexico in the 1830s. The video’s description reads, “Historian Alice Baumgartner talked about the tension along the border between Mexico and the Republic of Texas during the mid-19th century because of differing laws over slavery. American […]

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823

This book by Professor David Brion Davis is the second in his series of books looking at the rise of antislavery thought and actions. You can see my review of the first book, The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture, here. In discussing the book in his Preface, Professor Davis tells us, “In the broadest sense, […]

The Costs of the Confederacy

This story from Smithsonian Magazine exposes how confederate heritage is leaching off the American taxpayer. A woman who lies to children at Beauvoir, which was Jefferson Davis’ last home, says, “While there were some ‘hateful slave owners, it was good for the people that didn’t know how to take care of themselves, and they needed a […]