The Civil War

StudioTulsa
2:31 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

On Presidents' Day 2014, Reconsidering U.S. Grant's Tenure in the White House

Aired on Monday, February 17th.

On this edition of our show, in honor of Presidents' Day, we revisit, and reassess, an American leader who's seen by many as a brilliant general but a rather less-than-brilliant president. Today's ST is an encore presentation of an interesting discussion that we first aired in October 2012. At that time, we chatted with the bestselling author and acclaimed historian, H.W. Brands, who's the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. We spoke with Prof.

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StudioTulsa
3:24 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

"Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek"

Aired on Tuesday, September 24th.

Our guest is Ari Kelman, an Associate Professor of History at the University of California at Davis. Prof. Kelman discusses his interesting new book, "A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek," which was published earlier this year by Harvard University Press. As we read of this volume at the Harvard U.

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StudioTulsa
3:50 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

"Milliken's Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory"

Aired on Thursday, August 22nd.

On this edition of ST, we welcome Linda Barnickel, a former Tulsa resident with master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The Ohio State University who now works as an archivist, researcher, and writer in Nashville. She's also the author of "Milliken's Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory" (LSU Press). In June of 1863, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi, at Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, a Union force composed mainly of former slaves met their Confederate foes in one of the most vicious --- and most "hand-to-hand" --- small battles of the entire Civil War.

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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
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
2:28 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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2:29 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

"The Man Who Saved the Union"

Aired on Monday, October 22nd.

On this edition of ST, a reappraisal of U.S. Grant; we are pleased to welcome back to our show the bestselling author and acclaimed historian H.W. Brands, who's also the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. In an event co-presented by Book Smart Tulsa and the Gilcrease Museum, Prof. Brands will present a reading/signing/discussion of his newest book, "The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace," at Gilcrease on Thursday of this week (the 25th) at 7pm.

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StudioTulsa
1:18 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

"The Memory Boom in Public History at the Civil War Sesquicentennial"

Aired on Friday, May 18th.

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 "Material Memory" (and you can learn all about it at this link). Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa is the award-winning Civil War historian, David W.

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