WCVE Forum May 22: “Civil War 150th Part 3 – Questions Remain”
In this third part of BackStory‘s “Civil War 150th” series, the History Guys present a special listener Q & A. The episode picks up on some of the themes of the previous two “Civil War 150th” episodes, and puts a number of new questions on the table. What role did religion play in the lead-up to war? Why did Abraham Lincoln free the slaves in the Confederate states before he freed the slaves in the loyal states? What is the relevance of the Civil War today?
Tune in for WCVE Forum Sunday at 6:00 PM on WCVE Public Radio.
BackStory with the American History Guys is an hour-long show in which renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of each episode, the historian-hosts are joined by people in the news, callers, and fellow scholars interested in exploring the roots of contemporary America. Together, they reveal the connections -- and disconnections -- between past and present. With its passionate, intelligent, and irreverent approach, BackStory is essential listening for a broad range of audiences.