19th-Century America

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1:34 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

A Conversation with Jim Murphy, Winner of the 2013 Anne V. Zarrow Award

Aired on Wednesday, August 21st.

On this edition of our show, we chat with Jim Murphy, winner of the 2013 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature, which is presented annually by the Tulsa Library Trust. Murphy will be given this award on Friday the 23rd at 7pm at Gilcrease Museum; he will then offer a 10am reading/talk/signing, on Saturday the 24th, as part of the TCCL's Young People's Creative Writing Contest Awards Presentation, which will happen at the Hardesty Regional Library.

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StudioTulsa
1:58 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

"A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War"

Aired on Wednesday, July 3rd.

The issue of slavery was, of course, at the heart of the American Civil War --- but have you ever wondered why this country fought a four-year, deeply tragic war over the issue, while many other nations (during basically the same historical period) did away with slavery without going to war? We're pleased to welcome to our show the historian Thomas Fleming, who has written more than 50 books and often appears as a commentator on PBS, A&E, and the History Channel.

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StudioTulsa
12:15 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

1862: The Year That Made a Great President (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Tuesday, June 18th.

For this encore presentation of our show, we look back on a remarkable year in the tenureĀ  of our nation's greatest president, Abraham Lincoln. Our guest is journalist David Von Drehle, author of "Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year." Von Drehle argues that the truly pivotal year of the American Civil War was 1862 --- not 1863, as many historians have asserted. As 1862 opens, the war is going badly, Lincoln's own advisors are questioning his leadership, European powers are openly considering intervening on behalf of the South, the U.S.

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StudioTulsa
12:45 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Washington Post Reporter Offers a New Book on the War of 1812: "Through the Perilous Fight"

Aired on Thursday, June 13th.

On this edition of ST we are pleased to speak by phone with Steve Vogel, a veteran national reporter for The Washington Post as well as the author of "The Pentagon: A History" (2008).

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StudioTulsa
2:35 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

"Jean Louis Berlandier and the Exploration of Northern Mexico and Texas" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Friday, May 24th.

(Please note: This interview originally aired earlier this year.) Our guest on this edition of ST is Russell Lawson, a professor of history at Bacone College in Muskogee. Prof. Lawson has written several books on exploration over the years, including "The Land Between the Rivers: Thomas Nuttall's Ascent of the Arkansas, 1819" and "Passaconaway's Realm: Captain John Evans and the Exploration of Mount Washington." Today we're talking about his newest volume, "Frontier Naturalist: Jean Louis Berlandier and the Exploration of Northern Mexico and Texas" (University of New Mexico Press).

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StudioTulsa
5:10 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

"Into the Belly of the Beast: The Southern Arm of the Underground Railroad"

Aired on Wednesday, February 20th.

Our guest on this installment of ST is Richard Blackett, the Andrew Jackson Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, who joins us by phone.

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StudioTulsa
4:27 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

"Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year"

Aired on Tuesday, February 19th.

For this installment of ST, on the day after Presidents' Day, we are looking back on the war-torn tenure of our nation's greatest president, Abe Lincoln. Our guest is the author and journalist David Von Drehle, whose widely acclaimed and most recent book, "Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year," was named one of the Kansas City Star's Top 100 Books of 2012.

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StudioTulsa
2:25 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

"Jean Louis Berlandier and the Exploration of Northern Mexico and Texas"

Aired on Friday, January 25th.

Our guest on this edition of ST is Russell Lawson, a professor of history at Bacone College in Muskogee. Prof. Lawson has written several books on exploration over the years, including "The Land Between the Rivers: Thomas Nuttall's Ascent of the Arkansas, 1819" and "Passaconaway's Realm: Captain John Evans and the Exploration of Mount Washington." Today's we're talking about his newest volume, "Frontier Naturalist: Jean Louis Berlandier and the Exploration of Northern Mexico and Texas" (University of New Mexico Press).

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StudioTulsa
2:28 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

The Best of ST in 2012: Civil War Historian David Blight

Aired on Monday, December 31st.

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.

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StudioTulsa
4:10 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Yale University Historian David Blight on How We Remember the Civil War

Aired on Tuesday, July 3rd.

Tomorrow, of course, is the Fourth of July, America's birthday. But, in the meantime, today (July 3rd) is the 149th anniversary of Pickett'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's now basically seen as the beginning of the end of the Southern war effort.

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