Civil War Series

Civil War Series
4:54 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

How the war began

The Road to War
Credit www.jc-schools.net

The Civil War remains the most violent event in our nation’s history.  In the very first of our Civil War series which aired on WVTF and is now a podcast, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson examines how the North and South got into the bloody conflict in the first place.  

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Civil War Series
4:53 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Confusion about the conflict

Confusion about the war

No other war in American history goes by as many different names as does the Civil War.  In part 2 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson explains why there is so much confusion about the conflict between North and South.

    

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Civil War Series
4:51 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

The Bloodiest Day

The Battle of Antietam

In part 3 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells us about the bloodiest day in U.S. history and how it became a turning point in the conflict between North and South.

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Civil War Series
4:50 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

A Love Story

Painting of a couple parting
Credit blog.mortkunstler.com

In part 4 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson relates a touching love story that resonates to this day.

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Civil War Series
4:49 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Slavery

Political cartoon following the Dred Scott decision
Credit http://www.indiana.edu

In part 5 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that to believe that the sole cause of the Civil War was the slavery issue is to show a remarkable lack of historical judgment.

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