Civil War Talk Radio: April 25, 2008

by Brett Schulte on April 25, 2008 · 4 comments

Air Date: 042508
Subject: The Origins of Southern White Identity in the Slave Holding South
Book: The Making of a Confederate: Walter Lenoir’s Civil War (New Narratives in American History)
Guest: Professor William L. Barney

Summary: Professor William L. Barney discusses his new book The Making of a Confederate, about a man whose family owns many slaves.

Brett’s Summary: Walter Lenoir was born into a prominent slave holding family in North Carolina. Lenoir had intended to free his slaves and move to Minnesota. Then the Civil War broke out. Lenoir fully supported the Confederacy from that point forward, the only one of the four Lenoir brothers to fully commit to the Confederate cause. After the war he embraced the Lost Cause. and “was a die hard Confederate until the day he died.”

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.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Tammy April 25, 2008 at 10:25 pm

Thanks Brett, I had know idea there was a radio show, subject civil war. I’m listening to the archives right now!


Brett Schulte April 26, 2008 at 9:22 am


You’re welcome. I’m sure a lot of other people weren’t aware of Gerry P.’s show. There have been a TON of interesting shows, so good luck wading through them all!



Mark G May 2, 2008 at 1:55 pm


Alot of the archive files only have the first 20 minutes of the 1 hour interview.

Does anybody have the other parts?

I have a bunch of mp3 files of the older shows, but am missing some. I e-mailed Gerry P. to ask him about it. Do you have an archive?


Dublin, PA


Brett Schulte May 2, 2008 at 4:31 pm


Good question. I noticed this too. I do not have copies of the missing files. In fact, if you do have copies of any currently missing episodes I would love to have them. I asked Gerry about hosting copies at TOCWOC, but unfortunately this is not possible due to the way the contract with Modavox reads.



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