Here’s an interview with Yale University historian David Blight on confederate monuments. He starts by recounting the first Memorial Day held in Charleston, SC by African American residents who honored the sacrifices of United States soldiers who had been captured by the confederates and died in captivity. The discussion then moves on to confederate monuments. […]

“Professor Buzzkill” is Professor Joseph Coohill, a historian of modern Britain and Ireland. This is a podcast he hosts in which sometimes he has guest historians speaking on a topic. In this particular podcast he has Professor Phil Nash to speak about Reconstruction. The podcast’s description reads, “The Reconstruction period (1865-1877) after the Civil War was […]

This is a great conversation between host Gerald Prokopowicz and author John Reeves about Mr. Reeves’ new book, The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case Against an American Icon. There is much in here with which I agree, especially that the dog-and-pony show in the 1970s where Lee was supposedly given back his […]

Here’s Ryan Semmes, Associate Professor at Mississippi State University Libraries, talking about President Ulysses S. Grant’s trip around the world with his wife, Julia, after his term of office ended. The video’s description reads, “Ulysses S. Grant was president from 1869 to 1877. After serving two terms, he took a world tour with his family. […]

Here’s Professor Quintard Taylor of the University of Washington speaking on Slavery and Reconstruction in the American West. The video’s description reads, “University of Washington historian Quintard Taylor explored slavery, the abolition movement, and Reconstruction in the West, focusing on Kansas and Missouri before and after the Civil War. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this talk.” https://www.c-span.org/video/?443918-1/slavery-reconstruction-west

This is a conversation with Professors Gordon Wood and Joseph Ellis at the Society of the Four Aces in Palm Beach, Florida, on the Founding Fathers and their legacies. It’s a pretty good discussion. The moderator is Professor Robert Watson of Lynn University. The video’s description reads, “Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Joseph Ellis and Gordon Wood discussed the legacies of […]

Here’s a recording of an address Professor Kenneth M. Stampp gave in 1983 regarding the evolution of his evaluation of Abraham Lincoln. His view of Lincoln changed over time and with study from being antagonistic toward Lincoln to being appreciative of Lincoln’s policies and viewpoints.