Category Women

Socialite, Secessionist, Spy

Here’s Kelly Hancock of the American Civil War Museum giving a pretty good presentation on Rose O’Neal Greenhow. The video’s description reads, “Kelly Hancock talked about Washington, D.C. socialite and Confederate spy Rose O’Neal Greenhow. According to the author, before the Battle of Manassas, Ms. Greenhow used her connections to gain and pass on information about […]

Until Justice Be Done and At the Threshold of Liberty

This is Professor Kate Masur and Professor Tamika Nunley respectively discussing their books, Until Justice Be Done and At the Threshold of Liberty. This is a good discussion. The video’s description reads, “Northwestern University Professor Kate Masur, author of Until Justice Be Done, and Cornell University Associate Professor Tamika Nunley, author of At the Threshold of Liberty, talked […]

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 […]