Category Women

Anna Dickinson and Civil War-Era Politics

Here’s Professor Matthew Gallman of the University of Florida discussing Anna Dickinson and her fame during the Civil War era. This was part of the University of Virginia’s Nau Center for Civil War History’s 2018 Symposium. The video’s description reads, “University of Florida professor Matthew Gallman talked about the life of Anna Dickinson. A Quaker woman from […]

Civil War-Era Women in the Federal Workforce

Here’s author Jessica Ziparo speaking at the National Archives speaking on the challenges women in the Civil War era faced as part of the Federal work force. The video’s description reads, “Jessica Ziparo, author of This Grand Experiment, talked about the experiences of women who worked for the federal government during the Civil War. She described the […]

Varina Davis, Southern Women and Civil War

Here’s Professor Joan Cashin of Ohio State giving a really wonderful lecture on Varina Davis, wife of confederate president Jefferson Davis. There is a great deal here I didn’t know. I find some parallels between Varina Davis and Mary Lincoln in that both were highly educated, both didn’t fit in the society of their respective […]

Videos From the 2018 Abolitionists Day

The Thaddeus Stevens Society put out the videos from last weekend’s 2nd Annual Abolitionists Day commemoration. The first video includes Mayor Streeter reading the city’s Abolitionists Day Proclamation.

What I Did for Confederate Flag Day

The antihistorical Sons of Confederate Veterans, one of the heritage instead of history cults, designated Saturday, March 3, 2018 as “Confederate Flag Day.” My activities began with a book discussion of Gabor Boritt’s The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows, which is about the Gettysburg Address. My next activity was to attend the Thaddeus […]

American Civil War Museum Annual Symposium, Part 4

Here’s Professor Jane Schultz of Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis, where she is a Professor of English. This is from the 2018 American Civil War Museum Symposium held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. She spoke about women who worked in hospitals in the Civil War. This is pretty good. https://www.c-span.org/video/?440950-5/american-civil-war-museum-annual-symposium-part-4

African American Life in Philadelphia

Here’s Professor Judy Giesberg of Villanova University again speaking about African-Americans in Philadelphia in the Civil War Era and in Reconstruction. This is a good presentation. The video’s description reads, “Judith Giesberg talked about what life was like for African Americans in Philadelphia during and after the Civil War. She described how many former slaves took out […]