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.  

 

Reasons for War

Jan 31, 2020
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Originally aired on October 07, 1994 - 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.

#6 – The Civil War’s Appeal - #1

It is all but impossible to escape the attention being given nowadays to Civil Way history. Television, newspaper articles, school essays, a steady stream of books, and – one might add – radio continue in almost daily fashion to underscore the events and the people in that inferno of a century ago.

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Originally aired on October 14,1994 - 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.

#7 – The Civil War’s Appeal - #2

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Originally aired on October 21, 1994 - In part 8 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the contributions of southwestern Virginia to the Southern cause.

#8 – A National Yardstick

Originally aired October 28, 1994 - 

In part 09 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the contributions of southwestern Virginia to the Southern cause.

#9 – Southwestern Virginia

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Originially aired on November 04, 1994 - In part 10 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.

#10 – The Battle Hymn of the Republic

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