Brain Box: Gettysburg and the Legacy of the Civil War

Here’s Professor Jennifer Murray of Oklahoma State University appearing on the Oklahoma Humanities podcast, “Brain Box” speaking about the Battle of Gettysburg, busting some myths and putting it into perspective.

The program’s description reads “Viewing the Civil War through the lens of its largest battle, Gettysburg, gives deeper insights into the war’s misconceptions, mythologies, and memories. We speak with one of the leading scholars of the Battle of Gettysburg, Dr. Jen Murray of Oklahoma State University, about the context of the battle, its impact on the ultimate defeat of the Confederacy, its role in the ‘Lost Cause’ narrative, and the many ways the Civil War’s legacy still affects American society and culture.”

You can access this outstanding podcast episode here.

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