Confederate Reckoning

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We’re coming into the 150th anniversary of the American South’s first organized attempt to secede from the Union. Our guest, University of Pennsylvania professor of history STEPHANIE McCURRY, looks at the Confederate War through the experience of the South’s women and slave struggles in her new book, Confederate Reckoning. We’ll talk to her about how women and slaves influenced the demise of the Confederacy, including how they took on the Jefferson Davis government on government enlistment, and tax and welfare policies.

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