Last week historian Stephen Berry joined John Heckman and Peter Carmichael for a fascinating conversation about the growing influence of digital history on the researching and writing of history. I am not even going to try to capture the richness of this discussion. Suffice it to say that it is well worth your time.
Steve explores a number of his current digital projects, including CSI Dixie, Private Voices, as well as a biography of Prince Rivers, which will take the form of a graphic novel.
In my mind, Steve is one of the most interesting historians working in the field of Civil War history and nineteenth-century America today. Enjoy.
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