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OAH Civil War at 150 Podcast

During the Civil War sesquicentennial, we will present audio and video podcasts with leading Civil War historians. These will include interviews as well as OAH Distinguished Lectures.

OAH Civil War at 150 Podcast

This podcast features conversations about Civil War history with leading scholars and public historians. Click here to subscribe to the Civil War at 150 Podcast in iTunes or watch individual clips by clicking on their titles.


D. Scott Hartwig

Ed Linenthal talks with D. Scott Hartwig, a supervisory park historian at the Gettysburg National Military Park. Hartwig has worked at the Gettysburg park for 33 years, and in this podcast they discuss Gettysburg as a turning point in the Civil War. (Recorded in June 2013.)

File type: mp3
Length: 37 min.
File size: 18 MB
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Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Stephen Andrews, managing editor of the OAH Magazine of History talks with Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Eberly Professor of Civil War Studies at the University of West Virginia, OAH Distinguished Lecturer, and consulting editor for the April 2013 issue of the OAH Magazine of History titled "Civil War at 150: Turning Points." (Recorded in April 2013.)

File type: mp3
Length: 48 min.
File size: 22.2 MB
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Dave Ruth and Mike Gorman

Ed Linenthal, the executive editor of the Journal of American History, talks with Dave Ruth, Superintendent of the Richmond (VA) National Battlefield Park, and Richmond National Battlefield Park Ranger Mike Gorman about Richmond at war and the creation of the National Park Service site at Tredegar. (Recorded in July 2012.)

File type: mp3
Length: 35 min.
File size: 17.5 MB
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Kevin Levin

Carl Weinberg, editor of the OAH Magazine of History, talks with Kevin Levin, author of the article “Teaching Civil War Mobilization with Film” that appears in the April 2012 issue of the OAH Magazine of History. He can be found online at his blog at http://www.cwmemory.com/. They discuss Civil War memory, using film in the classroom, and blogging. (Recorded in July 2012.)

File type: mp3
Length: 35 min.
File size: 18.8 MB
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Spencer Crew

Annette Windhorn, coordinator of the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program, talks with Spencer Crew, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of American, African American, and Public History at George Mason University and an OAH Distinguished Lecturer, about the Underground Railroad. (Recorded in January 2012.)

File type: mp3
Length: 30 min.
File size: 15.4 MB
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Allen Guelzo

Ed Linenthal, the executive editor of the Journal of American History, talks with Allen Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and the director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College, comparing and contrasting the Civil War centennial with the ongoing sesquicentennial and the Lincoln bicentennial in 2009. (Recorded in December 2011).

File type: mp3
Length: 25 min.
File size: 13 MB
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Elizabeth R. Varon

Carl R. Weinberg, editor of the OAH Magazine of History, talks with Elizabeth R. Varon, professor of history at the University of Virginia, about the role of women in the origins of the Civil War. She also is the author of "Gender History and the Origins of the Civil War" in the April 2011 issue of the OAH Magazine of History and an OAH Distinguished Lecturer. (Recorded in March 2011.)

File type: mp3
Length: 29 min.
File size: 13 MB
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Dwight Pitcaithley

Ed Linenthal, editor of the Journal of American History, talks with Dwight Pitcaithley, retired Chief Historian of the National Park Service, about presenting Civil War history in the nation's parks. Dr. Pitcaithley is now the College Professor of History at New Mexico State University and an OAH Distinguished Lecturer. (Recorded in January 2011.)

File type: mp3
Length: 38 min.
File size: 17 MB
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For more podcasts about the Civil War at 150, visit the OAH Distinguished Lectures Podcast page.