SLSA's latest Working History podcast, "Slavery and Memory," is available for listening on SoundCloud and iTunes. In the episode, Blain Roberts and Ethan J. Kytle, Professors of History at California State University, Fresno, discuss their co-authored book, Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy, competing narratives about slavery in the South, and the fraught history of race, memory and memorialization in the region.
Blain Roberts is a professor of history at California State University, Fresno. She is co-author, with Ethan J. Kytle, of Denmark Vesey’s Garden (The New Press). She is the author of Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth Century South (University of North Carolina Press) which was named a 2014 Publishers Weekly Notable African American title, and won the 2014 Willie Lee Rose Prize for the best book in southern history written by a woman. Roberts has written articles for the Journal of Southern History and Southern Cultures and op-eds for the New York Times, The Atlantic, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Ethan J. Kytle is a professor of history at California State University, Fresno. He co-author, with Blain Roberts, of Denmark Vesey’s Garden (The New Press) and the author of Romantic Reformers and the Antislavery Struggle in the Civil War Era. He has written for the Journal of Southern History, American Nineteenth Century History, the New York Times, and The Atlantic.
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