Longwood professors post Civil War podcasts
Two professors at Longwood University have launched a unique Civil War Sesquicentennial podcast.
The series, 'That a Nation Might Live,' is online at civilwar150.longwood.edu. A new podcast will be posted every Monday for five years.
Ross: What we're trying to do with the podcasts is to build the story of why the war happened and then, you know, as the war progresses, trying to follow the thread of the war across the country.
Dr. Chuck Ross is Dean of the Cook-Cole College of Arts & Sciences at Longwood. He and Dr. David Coles, a history professor, are working with students to write and produce the roughly 4-minute podcasts.
Coles: Well, depending on what event took place in that particular week, we're definitely going to be covering a lot of events that did occur in Virginia, you know, coming up in the next few months, obviously, is the debate leading up to Virginia's secession and their ultimate secession in April.
Dr. Ross noted that while his area of expertise is advances in science and technology during the war, the events that led up to it have intrigued him.
Ross: The political maneuverings that led up to the war, I've been finding pretty fascinating.
While battles will be included in the podcasts, the two said the lives of civilians, as well as soldiers, will be examined. The material is also available on Facebook and Twitter.
John Ogle, WCVE News