Gilder Lehrman Videos on the Civil War Era

Check out these short videos at Gilder Lehrman’s YouTube site, which include interviews with Gary Gallagher, Ed Ayers, Allen Guelzo, Thomas Bender, and Ira Berlin.  Search the full list of videos and you can view interviews with James and Louis Horton and David Blight.  They can be used in the classroom, though they range in usefulness.

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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  • Mike Jun 24, 2009 @ 8:58

    Great I will forward this to our History Dept.

  • Larry Cebula Jun 23, 2009 @ 18:29

    This is a great resource–I do a lot of work with public school teachers and am always looking for things like this that they can use. Thanks.

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