David Blight
David Blight

David W. Blight is Class of ’54 Professor of American history at Yale University and the author most recently of American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era, published in September by Harvard University Press. This essay is an adaptation of a chapter from that book. Copyright © 2011 by David W. Blight. Used by Permission. All rights reserved. Blight is also the author of the Bancroft Prize-winning Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory.

March 22 2012 7:02 AMPatriotic Gore is Not Really Much Like Any Other Book by Anyone”Revisiting one of the most important and confounding books ever written about the Civil War.
Dec. 14 2009 7:05 AMAmerica's Armageddon RevisitedGetting beyond romanticism about the Civil War.
The Audio Book Club
May 31 2011 10:51 AMThe Audio Book Club on The Killer AngelsOur critics—including Yale historian David Blight—discuss the Civil War classic.