The Worcester Telegram & Gazette was in attendance when I gave a talk at Clark University in February. Here’s what resulted: https://www.telegram.com/news/20190205/story-of-civil-war-slave-refugees-resonates-today Despite how it looks in the photo, I really appreciated writer Mark Sullivan’s attention to the connections between this history and our lives today.
I really enjoyed my conversation with Nancy Tappan of the magazine, America’s Civil War. She posed ten great questions, and I offered ten answers, all of which appear in this feature for the May 2019 issue of the magazine. See it online at https://www.historynet.com/10-questions-flight-and-fight.htm
John Fea, Professor of History at Messiah College, asked me some big questions–and kindly posted my answers–on his blog, “The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Reflections at the Intersection of American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic Life.” Here it is: https://thewayofimprovement.com/?s=taylor
The Journal of the Civil War Era’s “Muster” blog featured my essay on the connections between today’s political conflict over “migrant caravans” and a similar incident in 1862. Check it out at https://www.journalofthecivilwarera.org/2018/12/the-electoral-politics-of-migrant-caravans/
Ashley Whitehead Luskey of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College asked me some great questions about the history of Civil War refugees. Find it here: https://gettysburgcompiler.org/2018/12/11/an-interview-amy-murrell-taylor/
Check out the “starred” review for Embattled Freedom at Publisher’s Weekly. The reviewer calls the book “gracefully written and exhaustively researched.”