David W. Blight http://publicradiotulsa.org en Yale University Historian David Blight on How We Remember the Civil War http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/yale-university-historian-david-blight-how-we-remember-civil-war <p>Tomorrow, of course, is the Fourth of July, America&#39;s birthday. But, in the meantime, today (July 3rd) is the 149th anniversary of Pickett&#39;s Charge, the failed Confederate infantry assault on the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg: the unsuccessful attack (named for Maj. Gen. George Pickett) that&#39;s now basically seen as the beginning of the end of the Southern war effort. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 21:10:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 21648 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Yale University Historian David Blight on How We Remember the Civil War "The Memory Boom in Public History at the Civil War Sesquicentennial" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/memory-boom-public-history-civil-war-sesquicentennial <p>Today and tomorrow (May 18th and 19th), the University of Tulsa and Gilcrease Museum will host a two-day symposium to announce the now-being-planned Helmerich Center for American Research, a new scholarly resource to be constructed on the grounds of the museum. The symposium is entitled &quot;Material Memory&quot; (and you can learn all about it at <a href="http://www.utulsa.edu/material-memory">this link</a>). Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa is the award-winning Civil War historian, David W. Fri, 18 May 2012 18:18:14 +0000 Rich Fisher 18955 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Memory Boom in Public History at the Civil War Sesquicentennial"