Kevin M. Levin is an Instructor of American history at Gann Academy near Boston. Over the past fifteen years he has taught a wide range of courses, including the Civil War, Civil War Memory, Lincoln, Race and Gender, and Women’s History. His research focuses on the Civil War era and historical memory. He is the author of Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder (2012) and is currently writing a book on the history of Confederate camp servants and the myth of the black Confederate soldier.
Levin’s essays have appeared online in The New York Times and the Atlantic as well as popular magazines and academic journals. He has appeared as a guest on The Takeaway, National Public Radio, and Studio 360. Levin has also contributed to outreach endeavors aimed at k-12 history teachers, including programs sponsored by Teaching American History, The Civil War Trust, Organization of American Historians and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.
Levin has been blogging at Civil War Memory since November 2005. In 2007 Civil War Memory was awarded a Cliopatria for “Best Individual Blog” by the History News Network.
- Finishing up an essay on how white Union soldiers responded to the presence to United States Colored Troops at the Crater for an edited collection on the Petersburg Campaign (forthcoming 2015).
- Special issue of Common-place on Civil War Sesquicentennial with Megan Kate Nelson now available.
- Article on Civil War Boston in the latest issue of The Civil War Monitor magazine.
- Participant in forum on Spielberg’s “Lincoln” in September 2013 issue of Civil War History.
- “The Best Servant By Far” published in Ted Widmer ed., Disunion: Modern Scholars and Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Fort Sumter to the Emancipation Proclamation.
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