The Civil War (1861-1865): A History Podcast

In which we use a special two-part biography of Jefferson Davis to bring his life up to speed with where we currently are on the podcast timeline, the year 1861.

Direct download: CivilWar26.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:28pm MDT

In which we take a look at some of the major differences between North & South on the eve of the Civil War.

Direct download: CivilWarBonus.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 5:00am MDT

In which we discuss the birth of the Confederate States of America at Montgomery, Alabama in February 1861.

Direct download: CivilWar25.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 8:48am MDT

In which we continue our discussion by asking if the southern states had a right to secede, or if secession was rebellion. Then, we look at the message the secession commissioners spread throughout the South in late 1860/early 1861. Our book recommendation for this episode is "Apostles of Disunion" by Charles B. Dew.

Direct download: CivilWar24.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 9:05am MDT

In which we look at how seven southern states withdrew from the Union between Abraham Lincoln's election and his inauguration.  We answer the question: What was behind the secession of these states?

Direct download: CivilWar23.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:49pm MDT