On this "best of" edition of our show, we're listening back to a discussion from earlier this year with Professor David Blight, the acclaimed Civil War historian based at Yale University. Professor Blight appeared at a "Material Memory" conference (co-presented by the University of Tulsa and the Gilcrease Museum) here in Tulsa back in May; at this event, he gave an address entitled "The Memory Boom in Public History at the Civil War Sesquicentennial." He joined us by phone, just prior to this address, to discuss how and why we, as Americans, "remember" the Civil War in the way(s) that we do. You can read a full description of this interview --- and hear a free, on-demand "stream" of same --- at this link.
The Best of ST in 2012: Civil War Historian David Blight
By Rich Fisher • Jan 2, 2013