Civil War Talk Radio - April 17th 2024

April 17, 2024
Hosted by Gerry Prokopowicz

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Episode Description

Shae Smith Cox, author of "The Fabric of Civil War Society: Uniforms, Badges, and Flags, 1859-1939." Gerry's Monologue - "This is Gerry Prokopowicz, with Civil War Talk Radio,...Way back in 2011, I looked forward to reading a newly published bestseller that I thought would make a great topic for this show, it was called “50 Shades of Grey,” but to my intense disappointment it turned out to be an erotic romance that had nothing at all to say about variations and Confederate military uniform manufacturing. Tonight, happily, you finally have the thoughtful study of uniforms and their meaning that I thought we were getting 15 years ago. It's called ”The Fabric of Civil War Society: Uniforms, Badges, and Flags, 1859–1939”. The author is Professor Shae Smith Cox, and she'll talk with us 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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