Alyssa Sepinwall and Andrew Denning on Historical Video Games

AHR author Andrew Denning speaks with historian Alyssa Sepinwall about historical video games and gaming history. Sepinwall is the author of the forthcoming book Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games. Denning’s AHR article, “Deep Play? Video Games and the Historical Imaginary,” appears in the March 2021 issue along with a cluster of reviews on the video game series “Assassin's Creed.”

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