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

Shelf Awareness

Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy is vital to understanding some of the deepest fault lines in American life. . . . An excellent history of the divergent views of slavery.

Civil War Book Review

The authors do an excellent job of tracing and exploring those competing visions [of slavery] . . . enriched by insightful analyses. . . .

Tropics of Meta

A timely, well-researched, and deftly argued intervention with both scholarly and public importance.

Civil War Times

A stunning contribution to the historiography of Civil War memory studies [that link] the memories and actions of black and white Charlestonians over the years to the present-day ideas motivating extremists like Dylann Roof. . . .


Books by Blain Roberts

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

Ethan J. Kytle, Blain Roberts