At midnight tonight we drop Episode 15 of The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast.
It’s our Civil War episode and our guest is Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, illustrator of the wildly popular Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War (with Ari Kelman). Fetter-Vorm talks with us about the unique challenges in doing history in this genre.
Also on this episode: my reflections on Abraham Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Address, Drew admits that he is a comic book nerd, and we all tell our favorite local Civil War story.
If you are unfamiliar with The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast, check out past episodes here. Guests on past episodes have includes Amy Bass (sports and cultural historian), Sarah McCammon (National Public Radio political reporter), Rebecca Onion (Slate blogger and historian), Anne Little (biographer and historian), Steven Edenbo (Thomas Jefferson re-enactor), Marc Dolan (Bruce Springsteen biographer), Annette Gordon-Reed (Thomas Jefferson scholar and author), Peter Onuf (Thomas Jefferson scholar and author), Paul Lukacs (ESPN historic uniform expert and blogger), Nate DiMeo (history podcaster), Tim Grove (museum educator at the Smithsonian), Sam Wineburg (historical thinking guru and education professor), Yoni Appelbaum (Bureau Chief at The Atlantic), and Jim Grossman (Executive Director–American Historical Association). Our next episode will focus on the abolitionist movement and we will feature historian Manisha Sinha–stay tuned.
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