Book Tour: Fall 2019

As I mentioned the other day, Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth (UNC Press) will hit the shelves late August/early September. I know it might seem early, but I am already thinking ahead to planning a book tour. Over the past two weeks I have received a couple of inquiries about my availability. My goal is to stop at as many places and to address as wide a range of audiences as possible.

I anticipate teaching part time again next year, which makes my calendar fairly flexible. Weekends will be ideal, but once I have a clearer picture of my teaching schedule I will also have some weekdays free as well. If at all possible, I would like to stop at more than one venue in a given area, depending on the distance traveled.

Bookstores are obviously at the top of my list, but I also anticipate speaking at colleges and universities, book festivals, libraries, and Civil War roundtables. I am also going to make time for teacher workshops and, of course, students at the Middle School and High School levels. This book is ideal for opening up a conversation about a number of issues related to Civil War memory, especially the ongoing debate about monuments and memorials.

It isn’t too early to reach out if you are interested in having me speak. Even if we can’t finalize a date, let’s begin the conversation. September is right around the corner.

You can contact me here.

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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11 comments… add one
  • Joe Lafleur Jan 15, 2019 @ 19:51

    Let’s find you a venue in the Fredericksburg/ Spotsylvania area; surely the bloodiest land in the nation here, must be on your schedule and travels between the two Capitols.

    • Kevin Levin Jan 16, 2019 @ 1:52

      I will certainly be in the area. Thanks for reaching out.

  • Will Hickox Jan 15, 2019 @ 19:38

    Kevin–just left you a message about this.

  • Mark Jan 15, 2019 @ 13:24


  • Connie Chastain Jan 14, 2019 @ 17:39

    Just what we need. More Victor Fables narrative…

    • Kevin Levin Jan 14, 2019 @ 17:51

      Don’t worry Connie, I am coming to a town near you. 🙂

  • Alec Kohut Jan 13, 2019 @ 17:54

    Anything I can do in the Northern Virginia/ DC area, let me know. I’d love to help.

    • Kevin Levin Jan 14, 2019 @ 1:56

      Thank you, Alec.

    • CliosFanBoy Jan 14, 2019 @ 16:40

      Same here.

  • Meg Groeling Jan 13, 2019 @ 11:12

    Please consider coming to central CA–maybe our West Coast CWRT Conference?

    • Kevin Levin Jan 13, 2019 @ 11:15

      Hi Meg. I would love to be able to travel to California. I am a little embarrassed to admit that it would be my first trip.

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