About

150th Anniversary Talk on the Battle of the Crater in Petersburg, Virginia (2014)

Kevin M. Levin is an award-winning historian and educator based in Boston, Massachusetts. He specializes in the history of the Civil War era and has spoken throughout the country on the ongoing controversy surrounding Confederate monuments and the Confederate battle flag.

Levin has taught a wide range of courses in American history on the high school and college levels. He is the author of Remembering The Battle of the Crater: War as Murder (2012) and editor of Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites (2017). His next book, Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, is under advance contract with the University of North Carolina Press and Levin is currently working on a biography of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

You can find his writings in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, The Daily Beast, and CNN

Over the past ten years Levin has led history education workshops with a number of organizations, including the National Park Service, Civil War Trust, Organization of American Historians, Ford’s Theatre, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, Georgia Historical Society, and Massachusetts Historical Society.