The Road to Appomattox

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Heard On University Of The Air

As we approach the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, how obvious is the outcome? At what point did the war become unwinnable for the Confederacy? What part did the war play in solidifying the Union? Historian Stephen Kantrowitz describes how the post-war policies of Andrew Johnson differed from those of Abraham Lincoln. We’ll also find out about the “forty acres and a mule” policy intended to help put the South back on its feet. And we’ll look at the politics that led to the ratification of the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery.

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host

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