VFB 2013

Virginia Festival of the Book (2013)

Welcome. My name is Kevin M. Levin and I am an Instructor of American history at Gann Academy near Boston. Over the past fifteen years I’ve taught a wide range of courses, including the Civil War, Civil War Memory, Lincoln, Race and Gender, and Women’s History. My research focuses on the Civil War era and historical memory. I am the author of Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder (2012) and I am currently writing a book on the history of Confederate camp servants and the myth of the black Confederate soldier.

My essays have appeared online in The New York Times and the Atlantic as well as popular magazines and academic journals. I have appeared as a guest on The Takeaway, National Public Radio, and Studio 360. In recent years I have 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.

It’s hard to believe that I’ve 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.

Disclaimer: This website is not affiliated with my employer.