Here’s Professor Barbara Gannon speaking about the Union veterans group, the Grand Army of the Republic, after the Civil War and how they remembered the war. This is another presentation from this past summer’s symposium at Pamplin Park featuring a group of all women historians. The video’s description reads, “Author Barbara Gannon talks about her book, The […]

Here’s Professor Margaret Creighton of Bates College talking about women and African Americans at Gettysburg. This is a pretty good presentation based on her 2005 book, The Colors of Courage. This was another presentation from this past summer’s symposium at Pamplin Park that featured all women historians. The video’s description reads, “Author Margaret Creighton talked about women […]

Here’s Professor Catherine Clinton of the University of Texas at San Antonio giving a typically excellent presentation on women in the Civil War. This was part of a symposium featuring all women historians at Pamplin Park this past summer. The video’s description reads, “Historian Catherine Clinton talked about the wide range of roles women took […]

This is journalist David von Drehle talking about his book, Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year. He postulates that 1862 was that “most perilous year” and charts what he considers to be Lincoln’s “rise to greatness,” including his decision to release the Emancipation Proclamation. I found the presentation to be a bit tedious and […]

The city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, gave the United Daughters of the Confederacy an ultimatum to move a confederate monument from its current spot or have it declared a public nuisance and the city will bring legal action to force a movement. In this article from a local news outlet, we learn, “The Winston-Salem Journal […]

Here’s Professor Annette Gordon-Reed discussing the life of Andrew Johnson, one of the worst presidents this country has had. This is an excellent presentation. The video’s description reads, “Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed presents a biography of the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson (1865-1869). A Southern Democrat who remained aligned with the Union, Johnson was Abraham Lincoln’s […]

Here’s Professor Michael Green of the University of Nevada Las Vegas [UNLV–known locally as “University of Never Leaving Vegas”] teaching a class on Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 Presidential Election. It’s an excellent class. The video’s description reads, “University of Nevada, Las Vegas Professor Michael Green taught a class on Abraham Lincoln and the 1860 presidential election. He described […]