Civil War Series

The Civil War Series with Dr. James Robertson, Jr.

Thanks for visiting this page on our web site. We are continuing the digitizing from master recordings of this popular series first broadcast on WVTF September 3, 1994 and on subsequent Fridays for nearly 14 years. We will make segments from our archives available to you each week so you can listen through our web site or via the Civil War series podcast. 

The process of revitalizing these radio treasures, in order to make them available to an international audience over the Internet and podcasts, is a labor intensive undertaking. We would greatly appreciate your financial support to sustain the series on line and through podcasts. 

The Civil War Series is sponsored by Virginia Tech's Center for Civil War Studies.  

 

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Originally broadcast on September 02, 1994 - 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.  

#1 – The Civil War: Introduction

Originally broadcast on September 09, 1994 - 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.

    

#2 – A Name for the War

Originally aired on September 16, 1994 - 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.

#3 – Antietam: September 1862

A Love Story

Feb 2, 2020
blog.mortkunstler.com

Originally aired on September 23, 1994 - In part 4 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson relates a touching love story that resonates to this day.

#4 – Sandie and Kate Pendleton

Slavery

Feb 1, 2020
http://www.indiana.edu

Originally aired on September 30, 1994 - 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.

#5 – Slavery and the Coming of War

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