Working History podcast

February 9, 2016

A Southern Labor Studies Association’s Working History podcast: Melissa Walker and Giselle Roberts discuss the field of documentary editing and how the personal writings of southern women reveal the broader history of life in the U.S. South during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The episode is hosted by Beth English, president of SLSA. To listen to …


Southern women and the Civil War

November 18, 2015

Giselle Roberts discusses women’s diaries and letters of the Civil War Era, documentary editing, and her favorite books on women of the South. To read the interview, visit author Ann Marie Ackermann’s website.


Telling documentary stories

August 30, 2015

I was nineteen when I read the Civil War diary of Sarah Morgan. I discovered it in my local bookshop one Friday afternoon, its blue spine topped with a picture of a sheepish Morgan in her plume-filled hat. For weeks I picked up the book, and put it back on the shelf. I was intrigued, but …