March 4 – 8pm (Eastern): William C. Davis, historian and author, will discuss his new book The Greatest Fury: The Battle of New Orleans and the Rebirth of America which covers this critical battle during the War of 1812 and its impact on the fate of the fledgling new nation.
March 11 – 8pm (Eastern): Emerson W. Baker, author of Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience investigates the key players in the Salem witchcraft crisis and illuminates why the tragedy unfolded as it did. He shows how the Puritan government’s attempts to suppress what had taken place only fueled the popular imagination and established the trials as a turning point from Puritan communalism to Yankee independence and reveals the ways their legacy remains with us.
March 18 – 8pm (Eastern): Clay Risen, author and editor, on his latest book, The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevel, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century, a New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2019” selection.
March 25 – 8pm (Eastern): Rosalyn D. Elder, architect and author, will discuss many stories of Black history in Massachusetts, some well-known, and others relatively unknown drawn from her research into 742 sites in 141 towns across Massachusetts for Exploring the Legacy: People and Places of Significance.
→ Scroll down for an archive of all of previous interviews.
Please join us every Thursday night at 8 pm (Eastern) for History Camp Online Winter Series. You can download the schedule for January – March here. You’ll find links to recordings of earlier discussions below.
History Camp began as an in-person annual event in 2014. In 2020 we had to cancel all in-person events and are waiting to see what’s possible in 2021. We’re certainly eager to see all of you in-person. In the mean time, if you’re looking for more information on these in-person events, see our About page or view detailed information on past events in our Locations section.
Our thanks to the James and Edith Spain Foundation for helping underwrite our series this year. To learn about underwriting these weekly discussions or or any of our other projects, please contact Carrie Lund.
Click below for the schedule you can print out or download.
Previous interviews with noted authors and historians
View videos recorded every Thursday night at 8 pm (Eastern).
- Maurice Isserman PhD: The Winter Army: The WWII Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America’s Elite Alpine Warriors
- Don N. Hagist: Noble Volunteers: The British Soldiers Who Fought the American Revolution
- Joyce Lee Malcolm: The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life
- Linda Coombs: The Wampanoag and the Arrival of the Pilgrims
- Stephen R. Bown: The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson’s Bay Empire
- Jonathan Daniel Wells: The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War
- William B. Gould IV: Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor
- Amity Shlaes: Great Society, A New History
- Donna Curtin: Pilgrim Hall Museum
- Steve Vogel: Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War’s Most Audacious Espionage Operation
- Nancy Bristow: American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic
- Craig Nelson: Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness
- Garrett Nelson: Map Distortions
- Alexander Cain: Loyalist Experience
- Shirley Ann Higuchi: Japanese Internment Camps
- Penny Colman: Women’s Suffrage
- Stephen Fried: Founding Father, Dr. Benjamin Rush
- Tom Clavin: Tombstone
- Charles Fishman: Apollo 11 Moon Landing
- Jane Hampton Cook: Suffrage
- Chris Klein: When the Irish Invaded Canada
- Jamie Holmes: 12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon
- Maureen Taylor: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation
- Will Nipper: Colonial Money
- Daniel Gifford: The Last Voyage of the Whaling Bark Progress
- Jim Christ: Battle of Paoli
- Chris Dubbs: Women reporters in WWI
- Robert Forrant: Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike
- Benjamin Myers: Civil War Captain, George A Brooks
- Ed O’Donnell: Gilded Age
- Serena Zabin: The Boston Massacre: A Family History
- Peter Stark: Young Washington
- Lindsay Chervinsky: The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution
- Ted Widmer: Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington
- Lorna Hainesworth: Historic National Road
- Don Cygan: No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne
- Stephen F. Knott: The Lost Soul of the American Presidency
- Sam Forman: Dr. Joseph Warren
- Karen A. Chase: Declaration of Independence
- Eric Jay Dolin: Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America
- Alexander Cain: Lexington in the First Year of the Revolutionary War
- J.L. Bell: The Road to Concord
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