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Lincoln’s Last Trial

This is a conversation between Dan Abrams of ABC News and journalist David Gregory about Abrams’ book, Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Trial That Propelled Him to the Presidency. Yes, that subtitle is quite overblown. It’s interesting to hear about the trial, which Lincoln handled between his debates with Stephen Douglas and his election to the […]

Honor, Dueling, and Slavery in the Antebellum South

Here’s Professor Kenneth S. Greenberg of Suffolk University conducting a class looking at the concept of honor and how it intersected with both dueling and slavery in the Antebellum South. He has a very good lecture with excellent information for us. The video’s description reads, “Suffolk University professor Kenneth S. Greenberg taught a class on the […]

2018 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Day Three

This was Sunday, June 24, 2018. We started off the day with concurrent sessions. Dr. Jonathan Lande of Weber State University gave a lecture on the US Colored Troops and Desertion. Ranger Steve Phan of the Civil War Defenses of Washington gave a presentation on the Civil War Defenses of Washington, and Susan Ashman of […]

2018 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Day Two

This was June 23, 2018 and the first full day of programs at the Civil War Institute. It was another terrific day. We started the day with Concurrent Sessions. Ranger Beth Parnicza of the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park held a session on Stonewall Jackson’s Maps at Chancellorsville. Dr. Diedre Cooper Owens of Queens […]

2018 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Day One

June 22, 2018 was the first day of this year’s Civil War Institute Summer Conference at Gettysburg College. This was another great conference, though due to renovations in the College Union Building we were forced to hold the conference in the gym, which made for subpar acoustics, especially when the air conditioner fan was on. […]

Historical Interpretations of Reconstruction

Here’s Professor Manisha Sinha of the University of Connecticut conducting a class on Reconstruction and how it has been interpreted over the years. This is an excellent classroom lecture. The video’s description reads, “University of Connecticut professor Manisha Sinha taught a class about the Reconstruction Era after the Civil War. She outlined the different ways […]

1840s Popular Culture

Here’s Professor Lorien Foote of Texas A&M University speaking about popular culture in the 1840s. The video’s description reads, “Texas A&M University professor Lorien Foote taught a class about popular culture during the 1840s. She talked about the importance of theater to all classes of society during this period, including Shakespearean performances and minstrel shows. She also […]