David Blight

David Blight on the Civil War Sesquicentennial

In the following commentary published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, David Blight reflects on the first major event of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, which took place in Richmond, Virginia […]

Henry Louis Gates as Filmmaker

Today I showed a segment of Henry L. Gates’s “Looking for Lincoln” to my Civil War Memory class.  They enjoyed it and it provides an excellent overview of some of […]

“Looking for Lincoln”

I am pleased to see that the new PBS documentary, “Looking for Lincoln” is available for viewing on their website.  I’m not sure if this is the complete broadcast, but […]

David Blight Reviews Bruce Levine’s

David Blight Reviews Bruce Levine’s Confederate Emancipation No surprise that David Blight approves of Levine’s ground-breaking study that seriously challenges the popular belief that black Southerners willingly fought for the […]

Race and Reunion

I just finished a fascinating discussion with my Civil War class on an article written by David Blight and published in North and South Magazine. The article is an overview […]