Dickinson College historian Matthew Pinsker describes Dred Scott's family, including his wife, Harriet, and their daughters, Eliza and Lizzie, explaining that "it's a family story that sparks one of the most important legal issues in the coming of the Civil War."
Dickinson College historian Matthew Pinsker discusses the image from the Civil War that he would show students, "if I could show just one," considering the prospects for soldiers from the 4th United States Colored Infantry stationed at Fort Lincoln in November 1865.
Joshua Bill is the 2012 National History Teacher of the Year. Get to know Mr. Bill and some of his colleagues at Waukegan High School, in Waukegan, Illinois, where his work with students has made him, in the words of the school's social studies director, "one of the most beloved teachers in our institution."
New York University historian John Shovlin discusses the question of American influences on the French Revolution. Finding the American role “quite modest,” he describes the powerful forces at work within France that led to revolution in 1789.
West Virginia University historian Aaron Sheehan-Dean offers thoughts on the Library of America series The Civil War Told by Those Who Lived It at Gilder Lehrman webinar on the Civil War 150 traveling exhibition. The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute, the Library of America, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.