Patrick A. Lewis: For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War

March 25, 2015
Hosted by Gerry Prokopowicz

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Patrick A. Lewis, author of "For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War"

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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.

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Gerry Prokopowicz

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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