Amy Murrell Taylor is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Kentucky. In this “Quick Clip” she describes an “incredible moment” in the research for her award-winning new book, Embattled Freedom: Journeys Through the Civil War’s Refugee Camps (2018). Her project was enriched by the use of newspaper databases which took her in an unexpected direction.
Amy Murrell Taylor, a professor in the Department of History at the University of Kentucky, has won her institution’s top teaching award. In this “Quick Clip” she discusses the impact of today’s political culture on her students. She highlights the importance of studying history as a means of developing the critical reading skills essential to being an informed citizen in the twenty-first century.