Slavery http://kwgs.org en "Milliken's Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory" http://kwgs.org/post/millikens-bend-civil-war-battle-history-and-memory <p>On this edition of ST, we welcome Linda Barnickel, a former Tulsa resident with master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The Ohio State University who now works as an archivist, researcher, and writer in Nashville. She's also the author of "Milliken's Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory" (LSU Press). In June of 1863, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi, at Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, a Union force composed mainly of former slaves met their Confederate foes in one of the most vicious --- and most "hand-to-hand" --- small battles of the entire Civil War. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:50:42 +0000 Rich Fisher 44966 at http://kwgs.org "Milliken's Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory" "A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War" http://kwgs.org/post/disease-public-mind-new-understanding-why-we-fought-civil-war <p>The issue of slavery was, of course, at the heart of the American Civil War --- but have you ever wondered why this country fought a four-year, deeply tragic war over the issue, while many other nations (during basically the same historical period) did away with slavery <em>without</em> going to war? We're pleased to welcome to our show the historian Thomas Fleming, who has written more than 50 books and often appears as a commentator on PBS, A&amp;E, and the History Channel. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 18:58:24 +0000 Rich Fisher 42097 at http://kwgs.org "A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War"