Civil War http://nhpr.org en From The Archives: Memorial Day http://nhpr.org/post/archives-memorial-day <p>Memorial Day is probably the most archives-centric holiday in the year. While many holidays are a flush of personal memories and family traditions, Memorial Day is more about our collective memory as fellow countrymen. And archives are a conduit to our collective memory.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:57:54 +0000 Andrew Parrella 48882 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: Memorial Day 5.19.14: Civil War Re-enactors, Saving The Wild Apple, and Arsenic In Rice http://nhpr.org/post/51914-civil-war-re-enactors-saving-wild-apple-and-arsenic-rice <p>In 1986 there were an estimated 50,000 Civil War re-enactors in the U.S. Since 2000 their ranks have been cut in half. Today on Word of Mouth: the decline of Civil War reenactments, and what drives someone to take on the identity of a 19th century solider. Plus, after millennia of selective breeding, there are now over 3000 known varieties of apple. But, are our beloved Galas and Honeycrisps in peril? Why the extinction of wild apple species in central Asia could spell disaster for their descendants. And, when it comes to rice, why brown may not be the healthier.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments</p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 17:49:20 +0000 Word of Mouth 48748 at http://nhpr.org 5.19.14: Civil War Re-enactors, Saving The Wild Apple, and Arsenic In Rice Brenda Wineapple's Civil War Book, Ecstatic Nation http://nhpr.org/post/brenda-wineapples-civil-war-book-ecstatic-nation-0 <p>In this new approach to the Civil War, Wineapple provides the reader with a sense of the passions and tragedies of the era, including character studies of the vibrant and flawed personalities behind the scenes.</p><p><strong>GUEST:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Brenda Wineapple</strong> – teaches literature at both New York's New School University and Columbia University.&nbsp; Wineapple is also professor of modern literary and historical studies at Union College.&nbsp; Her previous book is White Heat: the Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson.</li></ul> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 43579 at http://nhpr.org Brenda Wineapple's Civil War Book, Ecstatic Nation Brenda Wineapple's Civil War Book, Ecstatic Nation http://nhpr.org/post/brenda-wineapples-civil-war-book-ecstatic-nation <p>In this new approach to the Civil War, Wineapple provides the reader with a sense of the passions and tragedies of the era, including character studies of the vibrant and flawed personalities behind the scenes.</p><p></p><p> <strong><u>GUEST:</u></strong></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 36770 at http://nhpr.org Brenda Wineapple's Civil War Book, Ecstatic Nation Communities Celebrate Old Home Day http://nhpr.org/post/communities-celebrate-old-home-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">August is the month when towns all over New Hampshire hold their Old Home Day festivals, featuring fair food, games, entertainment, and kid-friendly events.&nbsp; Saturday was the big day for Pembroke, south of Concord.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 33771 at http://nhpr.org Communities Celebrate Old Home Day Recounting The Civil War Through Letters http://nhpr.org/post/recounting-civil-war-through-letters <P>In 2002,<A href="http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/2474690-95/war-hampshire-letters-civil"> Concord Monitor writer <STRONG>Mike Pride </STRONG>received a letter in the mail</A> mentioning two pieces of authentic Civil War correspondence. A Civil War buff since he was a teenager, Mike soon discovered that New Hampshire was teeming with historic accounts of the soldiers and families that served in the Union Army.&nbsp;</P> <P> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:11:40 +0000 Virginia Prescott 16908 at http://nhpr.org Recounting The Civil War Through Letters Unknown No More: Identifying A Civil War Soldier http://nhpr.org/post/unknown-no-more-identifying-civil-war-soldier A Washington, D.C.-area collector and his family have donated more than 1,000 Civil War photographs to the Library of Congress. But you won't find the men in these photos in history books — they're enlisted soldiers, and most of them are unidentified.<p>In one striking photo, the man depicted has crazy sideburns, a steady expression, and very clear eyes — maybe gray, or perhaps blue. He holds a rifled musket at his side. He is a Union soldier in the Civil War. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 06:53:00 +0000 3056 at http://nhpr.org Unknown No More: Identifying A Civil War Soldier The Civil War Era's Kardashian http://nhpr.org/post/civil-war-eras-kardashian <p>We talk with Michael Foster about his book, "A Dangerous Woman," a profile of the first American celebrity.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:11:49 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1239 at http://nhpr.org The Civil War Era's Kardashian