An Interview with Glenn Brasher

Posted: 9/28/2012
Author: David K. Thomson


Our interview with Glenn Brasher, Instructor of History at the University of Alabama and author of The Peninsula Campaign & the Necessity of Emancipation: African Americans & the Fight for Freedom, now out with UNC Press. Dr. Brasher provides a fresh account of the Peninsula Campaign as part of the larger emancipation narrative, detailing the role of African Americans in this political fight well before the battle of Antietam. He also discusses the "Black Confederate" myth and two books that every Civil War student needs to read.

comments powered by Disqus

About This Blog

Behind the Lines, the Monitor’s video interview series, features conversations with prominent members of the American Civil War community. 

For more information, including queries about upcoming guests, contact the host of BTL:

David Thomson


Sign up here for regular email updates, including our free newsletter and special offers.

Our Friends