Category Videos

Conversation with Historian Allen Guelzo

Here are historians Gary Gallagher and Allen Guelzo having a wonderful discussion running the gamut from R. E. Lee to treason trials. The video’s description reads, “Historian Gary Gallagher talked with Lincoln and Civil War scholar Allen Guelzo about his previous work on President Abraham Lincoln as well as his current project on Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Mr. Guelzo highlighted President […]

U.S. Colored Troops as Prisoner Guards

Here’s Professor Kelly Mezurek of Walsh University giving a presentation on the Union decision to use USCT troops to guard confederate prisoners. This was part of the 2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium. The video’s description reads, “Kelly Mezurek talked about the Union’s decision to assign U.S. Colored Troops to guard Confederate prisoners. She described the […]

The 57th Massachusetts from The Wilderness to Ft. Stedman

Here’s Michael J. Thomas of the American Civil War Museum giving a nice talk on the 57th Massachusetts, a veteran volunteer regiment in 1864 and 1865. The video’s description reads, “The 57th Massachusetts Veteran Volunteers, one of four so-called ‘Veteran’ regiments was brand new to the front lines in May of 1864 when they marched […]

The Future of the African American Past Conference

This conference was held May 19-21, 2016 at the National Museum of American History. We have the first two sessions here, which covered “Who is Black America?” and “Slavery and Freedom.” The second session is especially relevant to our interests, and has the extra benefit of being an excellent session.  

Civil War Defenses

Here’s Kristopher White at the 2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium speaking on the general topic of Civil War defenses. The video’s description reads, “Kristopher White talked about the views of early American military theorists on battle defense and how it was applied during the Civil War. He also spoke about how generals defended their actions during and […]

Confederacy: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Here’s John Oliver of Last Week Tonight humorously taking on confederate monuments. Enjoy.

September 28, 2017: Smith Lecture in Civil War History – Joan Waugh

Here’s Professor Joan Waugh of UCLA giving the 2017 Richard Smith Lecture in Civil War History at Ohio Wesleyan University. She discusses the legacy of Ulysses S. Grant. This is a very good lecture.