Resources

Articles and Essays

“Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: Hollywood and the Civil War since Glory,” by Gary W. Gallagher
http://www.historians.org/Perspectives/issues/2008/0805/0805fil2.cfm
From the Masters at the Movies series; this article is from the May 2008 issue
of Perspectives on History, of the American Historical Association. This essay discusses the varied themes and historical bent among Civil War films in the past few decades since the release of Glory in 1989.
“Podcasting and the Profession,” by Krista Sigler
http://www.historians.org/Perspectives/issues/2008/0805/0805tec1.cfm
From the Technology column of the May 2008 issue of Perspectives on History. Krista Sigler describes the current state of podcasting in the history discipline. She lays out some of the exciting, and extremely versatile, potential avenues of podcast technology in the field and also provides a concise “how to” of podcasting.
“Teaching History with YouTube (and other primary-source video sites on the internet),” by Jonathan Rees
http://www.historians.org/Perspectives/issues/2008/0805/0805tec2.cfm
From the Technology column of the May 2008 issue of Perspectives on History. Rees details the vast visual primary source resources available via the internet from sources such as YouTube and the Library of Congress. He also includes “A Brief YouTube Primer” for the uninitiated including some of the main drawbacks of YouTube.