Category Videos

Recognizing an Imperfect Past

Here’s a series of short videos, each less than 20 minutes in length, resulting from interviews the Georgia Historical Society did with some leading historians. They deal with memory, the lost cause, memorialization, and teaching history. These are really good videos for students of the Civil War and for students of history in general. This […]

Open Phones on the Reconstruction

Here’s a discussion with Professor Kate Masur of Northwestern University regarding Reconstruction. She took calls from viewers following the airing of a panel discussion on Reconstruction held in Beaufort, South Carolina. http://www.c-span.org/video/?439228-8/open-phones-reconstruction

Andrew A. Humphreys’ Division – Gettysburg Battle Walk with Ranger Karlton Smith

Here’s Ranger Karlton Smith giving us a great deal of information on Major General Andrew Atkinson Humphreys and his division during the Battle of Gettysburg, especially on July 2, 1863 and the fight in the Peach Orchard.

How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history

Here’s a video describing how the United Daughters of the Confederacy helped create a phony version of history that still infects many to this day.

The Year It Became Embarrassing to Fly the Confederate Flag: An interview with James E. Loewen

Here’s a short clip of sociologist James Loewen discussing the retreat of confederate monumentation and iconography. He mentions not only the Charleston murders but also the Charlottesville riots by white supremacists. What do you think?

The 147th New York on July 1st – Gettysburg Battle Walk with Ranger Zach Siggins

Here’s Ranger Zach Siggins, who is really doing a great job as a fairly new ranger at Gettysburg, giving an excellent battle walk discussing the performance of the 147th New York on July 1, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. Unfortunately it cuts off before he ends the program, but when it cuts off he’s […]

Robert E. Lee On Leadership

This is H. W. Crocker appearing on the old C-SPAN show, “Booknotes” talking about his book, Robert E. Lee on Leadership. The history he portrays is horrible. He has a huge amount of historical errors in this discussion. I considered not using this, but it does give me an opportunity to talk about the various “X […]