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NC Voices: Civil War

  • This NC Voices series examined how the Civil War affects people in North Carolina 150 years after the start of the war. We looked at the legacy of the war and how we remember it and how it shapes our identity as Southerners.North Carolina Voices: Civil WarThe series included a series of reports during Morning Edition and a series of discussions on The State of Things. The series aired the weeks of June 13th and June 20th, 2011.Additionally, as part of the series: short “family stories" to placed throughout the program schedule those weeks. Those included personal stories of the war handed down through families or historians answering listener questions.
  • Many people think the American Civil War had to happen. It reunited a torn country and put an end to slavery. But was it a "good" war, and is there even…
  • Many people think the American Civil War had to happen. It reunited a torn country and put an end to slavery. But was it a "good" war, and is there even…
  • Before the Civil War, North Carolina was a poor, agrarian state. The people who lived here were renowned for their independence. It was a quality that…
  • During the Civil War, the Union Army had an increasing supply of something the Confederacy lacked: food. Canning operations in the North kept the Union’s…
  • During the Civil War, the Union Army had an increasing supply of something the Confederacy lacked: food. Canning operations in the North kept the Union’s…
  • America was a highly religious nation during the Civil War era and spiritual believers on both sides of the conflict turned to their faith to understand…
  • America was a highly religious nation during the Civil War era and spiritual believers on both sides of the conflict turned to their faith to understand…
  • Many families here in North Carolina have passed down stories about the experiences of their ancestors during the Civil War. For most people, those tales…
  • Henry Berry Lowry was a Lumbee Indian sometimes described as the “Robin Hood” of Robeson County, North Carolina. But Lowry’s story is much more nuanced…