Civil War Memory in4

While I was in Gettysburg this past June for the CWI I took a few minutes to record a Civil War Trust Civil War in4 video with Garry Adelman on Civil War memory. I was way over-prepared and incredibly nervous. Let’s just say that I found it very difficult to whittle down this vast subject into a four minute segment, but somehow the editors managed to create some level of coherence out of the full recording.

Thanks so much to Garry for giving me my shot at stardom. I hope this serves as a useful introduction for teachers who are looking to introduce the subject to their middle school and high school classrooms. Finally, you need not worry as I promise not to quite my day job.

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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5 comments… add one
  • Doug didier Aug 15, 2013 @ 7:56

    Suggest you view some of Gary’s videos. Pretty marginal.

    • Kevin Levin Aug 15, 2013 @ 7:57

      Excuse me?

  • Keith Harris Aug 14, 2013 @ 13:26

    Why so nervioso? Relax….just picture the camaraman (or woman) naked.

    • Kevin Levin Aug 14, 2013 @ 13:32

      I think it was due to trying to reduce the topic down to its bare essentials.

      • Keith Harris Aug 15, 2013 @ 9:25

        Yes – a near impossible task. I think you did a pretty good job of getting the points in with a four-minute video. I thought the editing was cool too. I was not familiar with this series until now – I will have to check it out.

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