Blain Roberts

Blain Roberts is a professor of history at California State University, Fresno. The co-author, with Ethan J. Kytle, of Denmark Vesey’s Garden (The New Press) and the author of Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women, she lives in Fresno, California.

News and Reviews

New Books Network

Listen to an interview with authors Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts on New Books in American Studies.

The Atlantic

“When the Fourth of July Was a Black Holiday,” read an essay by authors Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts in The Atlantic.


A discussion on the legacy of slavery in the United States from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts

The New Republic

The Persistence of Whitewashing: How can Americans have such different memories of slavery?


Books by Blain Roberts

Denmark Vesey’s Garden
Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy

Ethan J. Kytle, Blain Roberts