Behind the Lines

Our interview series featuring conversations with prominent members of the American Civil War community

Published 4/26/2013

An Interview with Jeff Rosenheim

By: David K. Thomson Category: Behind the Lines

Our conversation with Jeff Rosenheim, the Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In this interview, Jeff discusses the new exhibition at the Met entitled "Photography and the American Civil War" now open and running through September 2nd. Jeff touches on the role of photography in the Civil War and the various types of photography...

Published 4/19/2013

An Interview with Marion Moser Jones

By: David K. Thomson Category: Behind the Lines

Our interview with Marian Moser Jones, an assistant professor of family science at University of Maryland's School of Public Health and the author of "The American Red Cross: From Clara Barton to the New Deal," published by Johns Hopkins University Press. In this conversation, Jones discusses the origins of the Red Cross in the wake of the Civil War and Barton's crucial actions during the war...

Published 3/15/2013

An Interview with Ron Coddington

By: David K. Thomson Category: Behind the Lines

Our conversation with Ron Coddington, an assistant managing editor with the Chronicle of Higher Education and author of "African American Faces of the Civil War: An Album," published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Published 3/8/2013

An Interview with David Silkenat

By: David K. Thomson Category: Behind the Lines

Our conversation with David Silkenat, Assistant Professor of History and Education at North Dakota State University and author of "Moments of Despair: Suicide, Divorce & Debt in Civil War Era North Carolina."

Published 2/1/2013

An Interview with Jill Titus

By: David K. Thomson Category: Behind the Lines

Our conversation with Jill Titus, Associate Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. Dr. Titus discusses the upcoming Future of Civil War History Conference taking place in Gettysburg from March 14-16, 2013. The conference features a collection of academic historians and public historians discussing a wide range of topics in addition to several working groups and excursions out...

Published 1/25/2013

An Interview with Scott Hartwig

By: David K. Thomson Category: Behind the Lines

Our Conversation with Scott Hartwig, Supervisory Historian at Gettysburg National Military Park and author of "To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862." We talk with Scott about his first volume on the Maryland Campaign and plans at Gettysburg to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the battle this coming July.

Published 1/18/2013

An Interview with Brian Craig Miller

By: David K. Thomson Category: Behind the Lines

Our conversation with Brian Craig Miller, Assistant Professor of History and Associate Chair of History at Emporia State University and editor of "A Punishment on the Nation: An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War," published by Kent State University Press. In our conversation, Miller discusses the value of edited collections such as this, and his thoughts on the state of Civil War Publishing as...

Published 11/16/2012

An Interview with Clay Risen

By: David K. Thomson Category: Behind the Lines

Our conversation with Clay Risen, editor of the New York Times Disunion blog. In this interview, Clay discusses the origins of the online version of the blog, the benefits of a chronological approach, and what he has learned as a student of history from his work on this blog.

Published 11/2/2012

An Interview with Cathy Wright

By: David K. Thomson Category: Behind the Lines

Our conversation with Cathy Wright, curator for the Museum of the Confederacy. In her interview, Cathy discusses her responsibilities at the MOC, the new MOC branch at Appomattox, and future exhibits planned for both Richmond and Appomattox.

Published 10/26/2012

An Interview with Barbara Gannon

By: David K. Thomson Category: Behind the Lines

Our interview with Barbara Gannon, Assistant Professor of Military History at the University of Central Florida and author of "The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic," published by University of North Carolina Press. In our conversation, Gannon discusses her work as well as how she teaches the war 150 years later.