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

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Kytle and Roberts’ combination of encyclopedic knowledge of Charleston’s history and empathy with its inhabitants’ past and present struggle make them ideal guides to this troubled history.

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Eye–opening history. . . An important and fascinating examination of American slavery’s aftermath.

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


Books by Blain Roberts

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

Ethan J. Kytle, Blain Roberts