Uncovering the Civil War

Uncovering the Civil War

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121: Uncovering Theater During the Civil War
Aug 24 • 60 min
Do you know what a “breeches role” is? Or how theater during the mid-nineteenth century helped pave the way for women’s sufferage? If your only knowledge of theater during the 1860s is that Lincoln was assassinated while watching a play, we have a treat…
120: Uncovering the Union Occupation of the South, Part II
Jul 20 • 62 min
Please join us for the second part of our discussion with Gregory Downs, author of “After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War.” The Union Army was sent to occupy the South after the war ended, which had a far-ranging effect on…
Epsiode 119: Uncovering the Union Occupation of the South, Part I
Jul 20 • 77 min
Join us for a fascinating discussion with Gregory Downs, author of “After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War” as we uncover the Union army occupation of the South after the Civil War and how it affected Reconstruction and beyond.
118: Uncovering an Unlikely Friendship - Mark Twain and Ulysses S. Grant
Jun 25 • 59 min
Join us as we uncover one of the most fascinating friendships between two well-known Americans: Mark Twain and Ulysses S. Grant. By the summer of 1884, Grant was broke and secretly dying of esophageal cancer. Worried about leaving his family destitute, he…
117: Uncovering the Man of the Middle - Rutherford B. Hayes
Jun 2 • 75 min
In this episode we uncover Rutherford B. Hayes and learn how he came to be known as the “Man of the Middle.” Dustin McLochlin, curator of Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, joins us for a fascinating examination of Hayes’s surprising…
116: Uncovering Lincoln’s War with the Supreme Court
May 3 • 73 min
Dr. Jonathan White joins us to discuss one of the mysteries of the Civil War: why wasn’t the Supreme Court more active during the conflict, which would seem to be the definition of a constitutional crisis? Join us as we seek to uncover the tension between…
115: Uncovering a Long Trail of Tears
May 3 • 48 min
Our guest Dr. Clarissa Confer joins us for a fascinating discussion on the Civil War and its impact on Native Americans. We take a deeper dive into how the conflict devastated the Cherokee Nation, which had just suffered through the Trail of Tears only to…
114: Uncovering Pornography During the Civil War, Part II
Apr 2 • 45 min
In our second part of our conversation with Dr. Judith Giesberg, author of “Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality,” we dive even deeper into how the Civil War coincided with the mass production of pornographic…
113: Uncovering Pornography During the Civil War, Part I
Apr 2 • 45 min
The Civil War coincided with the rise of photography and the ability to mass produce cheap books - which were used to create illicit materials. Soldiers consumed obscene imagery and texts in vast quantities, leading to a public outcry about a decline in…
112: Uncovering the Press During the Civil War, Part III
Mar 1 • 65 min
In the last of our three part series on uncovering the press during the Civil War, we talk to Dr. Debra van Tuyll, author of “Journalism in the Fallen Confederacy” and “The Confederate Press in the Crucible of the American Civil War.” Join us for a…
111: Uncovering the Press During the Civil War, Part II
Mar 1 • 57 min
Our guest this episode is Dr. David Sachsman, author of “A Press Divided: Newspaper Coverage of the Civil War.” Join us for an in-depth conversation about propaganda, censorship, “Fake News,” journalistic ethics, and objectivity - both then and now.
110: Uncovering the Press During the Civil War, Part I
Jan 31 • 49 min
Please join us as we start a three part series on journalism during the Civil War. In our first episode, our guest Dr. Ford Risley talks to us about the state of the press in the north, from abolition to jailing journalists. Dr. Risley is a professor of…
109: Follow the Money: Uncovering How Banking Financed Slavery
Jan 31 • 71 min
Join us for an intriguing discussion as we follow the money and examine the role banking played in maintaining the institution of slavery. Our guest is Dr. Sharon Ann Murphy, a professor of history at Providence College and the author of “Other People’s…
108: Uncovering the Weaponry of the Civil War
Jan 2 • 55 min
Please join us and our guest, Jim Burgess, for a fascinating discussion on the weapons of the Civil War. Jim Burgess works for the National Park Service as a museum specialist at Manassas National Battlefield Park and has served there continuously since…
107: Uncovering What They Ate During the Civil War
Dec 31, 2017 • 53 min
Join us as we talk to our guest Steven Siler, chef and author of “Hardtack and Haversack: Recipes and Their Stories From the American Civil War.” Steven has also written over twenty best-selling “Signature Tastes” cookbooks, and he has a new book recently…
106: Uncovering the Second Great Awakening
Nov 17, 2017 • 58 min
Our guest this podcast is Ronald White, who is an author of three award-winning and bestselling books on Abraham Lincoln. He is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton Theological Seminary with a Ph.D. in Religion and History from Princeton University, and has…
105: Uncovering Blood, Bullets and Booze - Medicine During the Civil War
Nov 17, 2017 • 58 min
Our guests this podcast are David Price, the Executive Director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Jake Wynn, the Program Coordinator at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Join us as we uncover the fascinating history of medicine…
104: Uncovering the Civil War through the Eyes of Female Civil War Reenactors
Nov 17, 2017 • 46 min
Our guests this podcast are J.R. Hardman, Kelly Whitfield Bradley, and Stephanie Groce. J.R. Hardman has been a Civil War reenactor since 2012 with the 53rd Georgia - Company K, a Confederate infantry unit, and the 6th New York Independent Battery, which…
103: Uncovering the Civil War’s Artifacts, Part II: Preserving the CSS Georgia
Nov 17, 2017 • 56 min
Join us for the second part of our podcast about uncovering the Civil War – literally. Our guests are Michael Jordan, Jim Jobling, Steve James and Dr. Gordon Watts. A 10-person marine archaeology team led by Dr. Watts and Stephen James has collected more…
102: Uncovering the Civil War’s Artifacts: US Navy Divers and the CSS Georgia
Nov 17, 2017 • 47 min
Our guests are Senior Chief Chris Timothy, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jason Potts, and Public Affairs Officer Lt. Liza Dougherty of the US Navy. Join us as we uncover the Civil War – literally – as we discuss the U.S. Navy’s involvement in recovering and…
101: Uncovering Europe’s Role in the Civil War with guest Don Doyle
Nov 13, 2017 • 64 min
Our guest this podcast is Dr. Don Doyle. Professor Doyle is currently the McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. His latest book, The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, explains that the…