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

The New Republic

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

The New York Times

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

Janet Maslin, The New York Times

[A] fascinating and important new historical study.

Shelf Awareness

Vital to understanding some of the deepest fault lines in American life. . . . An excellent history of the divergent views 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