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

In which we look at how Abraham Lincoln used the time between his election victory and his inauguration as president to build his celebrated "team of rivals."

Direct download: CivilWar29.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:49pm MDT

In which we head back north of the Mason-Dixon Line to see what was going on with Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois and with the powers-that-be in Washington, D.C. during the steady escalation of the secession crisis.

Direct download: CivilWar28.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 1:21pm MDT

In which we continue the biographical sketch of Jefferson Davis's life in order to bring him up to speed with where we are on the podcast timeline, the year 1861. We end this episode by taking a look at the formation of the Confederate cabinet.

Direct download: CivilWar27.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 8:02pm MDT