Civil War Series

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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Civil War Series
4:47 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Reasons for War

Political cartoon of the time
Credit http://www.indiana.edu

In part 6 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the reasons we study, relive and refer back to the Civil War.

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Civil War Series
4:46 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Johnny Reb and Billy Yank

Johhny Reb and Billy Yank
Credit 4thtennessee.de

In part 7 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson says that Johnny Reb and Billy Yank are a major reason for the continued fascination with the Civil War.

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Civil War Series
4:44 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Southwestern Virginia

An illustration of a southwest Virginia battle
Credit blog.encyclopediavirginia.org

In part 8 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the contributions of southwestern Virginia to the Southern cause.

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Civil War Series
4:43 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Julia Ward Howe
Credit www.flickr.com

In part 9 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson tells the interesting story of Julia Ward Howe’s inspiration for The Battle Hymn of the Republic.

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