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Confederates / Civil War

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Confederates / Civil War

Confederates / Civil War

Confederates / Civil War

Only Available in Archive Formats.

GUESTS: Tony Horwitz Author Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War [Pantheon Books, 1998] Senior Writer, The Wall Street Journal Robert Hodge Civil War Researcher Anthony Cohen Member, Sons of Confederate Veterans The Civil War may have ended more than a century ago, but for thousands of Americans, the battles wage on. These "hardcore" re-enactors are ordinary, middle-class people, mostly Southern, who spend weekends recreating battles and scenes of daily life from the Civil War-era. Why are some Americans obsessed with America's preeminent conflict and how is history kept alive and revised on today's mock battlefields? Melinda Penkava and guests look at the real Civil War and its current incarnations.

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