About

If you love American history you came to the right place. I live in Boston, Massachusetts with my wife and two cats. It’s an incredible place to live even if the city’s rich Civil War history is overshadowed by the American Revolution.

I am currently a Fellow in Public Humanities at Harvard University’s Colonial North America Project.

Over the past fifteen years I have taught history on the high school and college levels, most recently as a Visiting Instructor of History at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts.

kevin-levin-aboutPreviously, I taught at Gann Academy in Waltham, MA and the St. Anne’s – Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia, where I offered a variety of courses, including American and European History, American Studies, the Civil War Era, Civil War Memory, Lincoln, Race and Gender, Women’s History and the Holocaust.

In 2012 the University Press of Kentucky published my first book, Remembering The Battle of the Crater: War as Murder. I am currently editing a book of essays, titled, Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites for Rowan & Littlefield “Interpreting History Series.”

My other major project is a book-length study that is tentatively titled, Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth.

I write regularly for The Daily Beast. My essays have also appeared in New York Times and the Atlantic.

Nothing is more rewarding than helping history teachers improve their classroom practices. Over the years I have worked with numerous programs and organizations, including Teaching American History, The Civil War Trust, Organization of American Historians and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.