Civil War Talk Radio: September 22, 2006

by Brett Schulte on September 22, 2006 · 0 comments

Air Date: 092206
Subject: Lincon, the Shelton Laurel Massacre, Death and the Civil War, etc.
Books: ‘A People’s Contest’: The Union and Civil War 1861-1865
Guest: Phillip Shaw Paludan

Summary: Dr. Phillip Shaw Paludan, author of ‘A People’s Contest’: The Union and Civil War 1861-1865, discusses his work, covering topics from the Lincoln White House to the Shelton Laurel Massacre.

Brett’s Summary: This episode of Civil War Talk Radio did not have one major theme as most do.  Instead, Gerry and Dr. Paludan discuss if Lincoln’s actions during the war were permissible by the United States Constitution (Paludan believes they were), the Shelton Laurel Massacre in North Carolina, and how the deaths of such a large percentage of Americans during the war changed the way people thought of and perceived death.  There was also some discussion of the famous article by Maris A. Vinovskis asking if social historians had lost the Civil War.  Dr. Paludan is quite fond of social history, and I found this hour to be far less of interest to me than most.

Civil War Talk Radio airs most Fridays at 12 PM Pacific on World Talk Radio Studio A. Host Gerry Prokopowicz, the History Chair at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, interviews a guest each week and discusses their interest in the Civil War. Most interviews center around a book or books if the guest is an author. Other guests over the years have included public historians such as park rangers and museum curators, wargamers, bloggers, and even a member of an American Civil War Round Table located in London, England.

In this series of blog entries, I will be posting air dates, subjects, and guests, and if I have time, I’ll provide a brief summary of the program. You can find all of the past episodes I’ve entered into the blog by clicking on the Civil War Talk Radio category. Each program should appear either on or near the date it was first broadcast.

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