Civil War http://nhpr.org en 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