Civil War Talk Radio - February 7th, 2024

February 7, 2024
Hosted by Gerry Prokopowicz

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Episode Description

Fergus M. Bordewich, author of "Klan War: Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle to Save Reconstruction." Gerry's Monologue - "This is Gerry Prokopowicz, with Civil War Talk Radio, listeners to this show already know, the Civil War didn't end at Appomattox Courthouse. We know about the rebel armies of Johnston and North Carolina, Kirby Smith and the Trans-Mississippi. We also know that the reconstruction years that followed were marked by so much political violence that some scholars consider it consider it a guerrilla continuation of the war. But less well known is what happened when the Federal government, under President Ulysses S. Grant, muster the political will to suppress that violence. In 1871, the US Army was deployed to South Carolina to destroy a large scale terrorist operation. We'll learn the result from Fergus M. Bordewich, author of 'Klan War: Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle to Save Reconstruction,' that's tonight on Civil War Talk Radio."

Civil War Talk Radio

Wednesday at 4 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Each week since October 2004, host Gerald Prokopowicz and a guest discuss the various aspects of Civil War History. Each show consists of an hour long conversation with guests from the very well known historians James McPherson, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Gary Gallagher to mention a few. Gerald also speaks with artists such as Don Troiani, filmmakers Ken Burns, re-enactors Rob Hodge, novelists Jeff Shaara, curators, game designers, children’s authors, collectors, and others. In addition to well known names like the ones mentioned, the show often features authors of first books who are just starting to make their reputations.

Gerry Prokopowicz

Gerald J. Prokopowicz is the author of Did Lincoln Own Slaves? (2008), All for the Regiment: The Army of the Ohio, 1861-1862 (2001), and numerous essays and articles, as well as the host of “Civil War Talk Radio." He served for nine years as the resident Lincoln Scholar at the Lincoln Museum, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he helped create the award-winning exhibit, “Abraham Lincoln and the American Experiment,” and edited Lincoln Lore. Dr. Prokopowicz is a member of the Advisory Board to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and the Lincoln Forum, and holds a law degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. He is currently chair of the history department at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

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