Introducing *Bunk*

I am super excited to help introduce the new digital history project created by historian Edward L. Ayers and editor Tony Field called Bunk. What is Bunk? Well, rather than me trying to explain it, I will leave it to Ed and Tony to introduce the project in this short video. Click here for additional information.

One of the reasons I am so excited about this project is because I was asked to come on board as a contributing editor. My role will be to look out for those stories that touch on various aspects of historical memory. You can also look forward to regular monthly op-eds from me as well as articles and op-eds curated into what we are calling “Collections,” which group individual stories around a common theme. You can see an example of this here. I am currently working on one that will coincide with the upcoming PBS documentary on Vietnam from Ken Burns.

Take some time to explore the site. We are likely going to see a good deal of activity over the next few weeks now that the site is live. History educators will certainly find this resource to be helpful in trying to make those connections between current events and the past more tangible for their students.

Once again, I want to thank Ed and Tony for the invitation to join the team.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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4 comments… add one
  • Doug didier Sep 14, 2017 @ 7:40

    Suggest RSS feed for Bunk and CW memory .. can use oldreader for pic, mac, collect feeds and FeeddlerRSS on iPad to manage, read , open in browser etc.. RSS feeds are available for google alerts etc.. Yyy

    • Kevin Levin Sep 14, 2017 @ 8:17

      Will send along these suggestions. Thanks.

  • MARGARET D BLOUGH Sep 12, 2017 @ 11:17

    Congratulations! It sounds exciting.

    • Kevin Levin Sep 12, 2017 @ 12:05

      Thanks, Margaret. Of course, I would have joined any project that involved Ed Ayers.

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