Ethan J. Kytle

Ethan J. Kytle is a professor of history at California State University, Fresno. The co-author, with Blain Roberts, of Denmark Vesey’s Garden (The New Press) and the author of Romantic Reformers and the Antislavery Struggle in the Civil War Era, he 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 Ethan J. Kytle

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

Ethan J. Kytle, Blain Roberts