Category Women

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 […]

Black Families in Civil War Philadelphia

Here’s Professor Holly Pinheiro of Augusta University giving a pretty good presentation on African American Civil War soldiers and their families in Philadelphia, PA. The video’s description reads, “Augusta University Professor Holly Pinheiro talked about Black Civil War soldiers and their families in Philadelphia. He also spoke about his research in newspaper and pension records […]

Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln

This presentation by Professor Michael Burlingame delves into the marriage of Abraham and Mary Lincoln. I have to say he loses credibility by referring to her as “Mary Todd Lincoln,” since that is a name she never used. Additionally, he has a very negative view of Mary that I think is unfair. The video’s description […]

Civil War-Era Washington

This is a discussion of African American women in Civil War-era Washington, DC and the Underground Railroad in the District with Professor Tamika Nunley and Carroll Gibbs, and independent historian. The video’s description reads, “The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted a panel discussion on Washington, D.C., during the Civil War era. Tamika Nunley talked about the […]

Virtual CWI 2021 Day Two

The second day of this virtual conference, June 12, began with an interview with Kent Masterson Brown, author of the new book, Meade at Gettysburg. Next was a previously recorded session with Professor Jennifer Murray of Oklahoma State University following William Barksdale’s brigade in its July 2, 1863 attack on the United States Army’s line […]

Mary Church Terrell and the Black “Mammy” Statue

Here’s Professor Alison Parker of the University of Delaware delivering an excellent lecture on Mary Church Terrell and her efforts that led to the defeat of the racist Black “Mammy” statue the white supremacist organization, United Daughters of the Confederacy, wanted to erect in Washington, DC. The video’s description reads, “University of Delaware Professor Alison Parker taught […]

Virginia at War 1864

This is another in the “Virginia at War” series edited by Professor James I. Robertson Jr. and William C Davis, brought to us by the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and the University of Kentucky Press. Like the others in the series, this penultimate volume is a collection of essays representing what was the […]

NCWM Lessons in History Series: Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey, “Richmond Women”

Here’s Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey giving an excellent lecture at the National Civil War Museum on women in Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey, Assistant Director of Gettysburg College’s Civil War Institute, illustrates the world of Richmond, Virginia’s women in this presentation. Of various socioeconomic and cultural […]

Rebecca Wright – Union Spy in the Shenandoah

Here’s Professor Jonathan Noyalas, Director of the McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University, with an excellent discussion of Rebecca Wright, a unionist woman who provided Philip Sheridan with intelligence on Jubal Early’s army in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. The video’s description reads, “In the fall of 1864, Union General Philip Sheridan sought information […]

Harriet Tubman’s Life and Legacy

Here’s an excellent discussion of Harriet Tubman between Professor Manisha Sinha and Professor Catherine Clinton, along with a living history presentation of Tubman by Kathryn Harris. This was part of the 2020 Virtual Lincoln Forum. The video’s description reads, “Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849 and later went on to serve as an Underground Railroad […]