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

The New York Times

On Kanye and denying the horrors of slavery, authors Kytle and Roberts speak to the moment in their latest The New York Times op–ed.

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts

In an era when debates rage over how to treat Civil War monuments and address our country’s racist past, this new book narrows the focus to the epicenter of


Books by Blain Roberts

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

Ethan J. Kytle, Blain Roberts