Category Women

Southern Unionists in the Civil War

This is Dr. Elizabeth Varon at the joint American Civil War Museum, Nau Center for Civil War History, and Library of Virginia symposium held at the Library of Virginia. She’s speaking here about “Recovering the History of Southern Unionism in the Civil War.” Dr. Varon always delivers a terrific presentation, and she does so again […]

Manisha Sinha on A House Divided. S. 3 ep. 10

Here’s a very good discussion between Dr. Manisha Sinha and host Bjorn Skaptason discussing Dr. Sinha’s book, The Slave’s Cause. The video’s description reads, “Manisha Sinha joined Bjorn Skaptason on August 2, 2018, to discuss her award-winning book The Slave’s Cause.”

Women During the Civil War

Here’s a panel discussion on women in the Civil War featuring Dr. Catherine Clinton, Dr. Edna Greene Medford, and Candice Shy Hooper. This was part of the 2018 Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, PA. The video’s description says, “A group of historians discussed the different ways women experienced the Civil War, depending on class, race and […]

Women Soldiers in the Civil War

In this video, Audrey Scanlan-Teller and Tracey McIntire, two volunteer historical interpreters at Antietam, give a presentation to the Frederick County Civil War Round Table, meeting at the National Civil War Medical Museum in Frederick, Maryland, on women soldiers in the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Historical interpreters told stories of some of the […]

Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives

This is author Candice Shy Hooper discussing her book about the wives of four Union generals during the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Candice Hooper talked about her book Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War for Better and for Worse, in which she profiles the wives of Lincoln’s generals, Ellen Sherman, Julia […]

19th-Century Politics and Society

Here’s Professor Rebecca Edwards of Vassar College delivering a class lecture on society and politics in the 19th Century. The video’s description reads, “Vassar College Professor Rebecca Edwards taught a class about the differences between 19th-century political parties and their views on gender roles, racial equality and family dynamics. She described the transition from a patriarchal […]

On Freedom’s Tenuous Edge

On February 3, 2019, Ranger John Hoptak gave an excellent presentation in the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park’s Winter Lecture Series on Gettysburg’s African American community before, during, and after the battle. He told us slavery was still legal in Pennsylvania when the town of Gettysburg was incorporated. The first slaves in the town belonged to […]