Historian, Educator & Public Speaker

About Me

Welcome. My name is Kevin Levin. No, the name doesn’t rhyme.😉 I live and work in beautiful (and sometimes very cold) Boston.

Here you will find information about my work as historian and history educator. I am passionate about the the Civil War era, Reconstruction, and recent debates about Civil War memory. Check out the blog, watch one of my presentations…

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Public Speaking

Book me for your next zoom class, history education workshop, Civil War Round Table, or history tour.

  • Confederate monuments debate
  • Black Confederate myth
  • Col. Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
  • Reconstruction
  • Civil War Memory

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Writing

My research is focused primarily on the Civil War era as well as Civil War memory. I am particularly interested in the current debate surrounding Confederate monuments.

I’ve written or edited three books. You can also read my many op-eds in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, The Daily Beast, Civil War Times, and The Civil War Monitor.

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