Friday Sep 24, 2021

042 - The Southern Home Front

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About this episode: 

While actual combat was, indeed, nightmarish, being at home - helpless, constantly wondering about loved ones, fending for one’s selves - proved to be equally harrowing.  That particularly was the case in the American South - the Confederacy - which served as the primary stage for the four-year-long conflict.  And so we return to those eleven seceded states whose political leaders sought independence but, instead, sowed the seeds and reaped the whirlwind for Southern turmoil and destruction.

 

Some Characters Mentioned In This Episode:

Judah P. Benjamin

George Washington Rains

Sidney Lanier

Blind Tom Bethune

Benjamin Butler

Alexander H. Stephens

 

Get The Guide:

Want to learn more about the Civil War? A great place to start is Fred's guide, The Civil War: A History of the War between the States from Workman Publishing. The guide is in its 9th printing.

 

Producer: Dan Irving

 

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