Kevin M. Levin is an award-winning historian and educator based in Boston who has taught American history at both the high school and college levels. He has written and lectured widely on the Civil War Era, historical memory, and public history. He is the author of Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder and editor of Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites. His current book project titled, Searching for Black Confederate Soldiers: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth, is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press. His work has appeared online at The Daily Beast, Smithsonian, the Atlantic, CNN, and The New York Times. He blogs at Civil War Memory.