David W. Blight

c. June 9, 2004 - Present Director, Gilder Lehrman Ctr. for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, Yale University Videos: 25 c. January 1, 2009 - Present Chair, Nonfiction Panel, National Book Foundation Videos: 1 c. July 1, 2002 - Present Professor, History Department, Yale University Videos: 1


Amherst College
c. January 1, 1999 - c. June 1, 2002 Videos: 7

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    Legacy of Reconstruction

    Historians and authors talked about the legacy of Reconstruction. They speculated on Abraham Lincoln’s plans for the…

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    African-American History and Preservation

    Panelists talked about historic preservation and the challenges of interpreting slavery and emancipation. “History, Preservation, and Public…

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    150th Anniversary of Reconstruction

    Historians and authors talked about the 150th anniversary of Reconstruction and examined the challenges faced in the post-Civil…

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    Open Phones with David Blight

    David Blight, author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, talked about his book and responded to viewer…

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