Gettysburg At 150

Gettysburg At 150

Kojo explores how the history of the Civil War's definitive battle continues to shape who we are and the pieces of it that remain the most relevant in modern American society.

Gettysburg was a definitive battle in the Civil War, a flash point in American history that still shapes the country's identity. This summer marks the 150th anniversary of that battle, which began on July 1, 1863. Kojo explores how its history continues to shape who we are and the pieces of it that remain the most relevant in modern American society.

Guests

Allen Guelzo

Author, "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion" (Knopf, 2013); Professor, Director, Civil War Era Studies Program, Gettysburg College

Tony Horwitz

author, 'Midnight Rising:John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War' (Henry Holt)

Frank Smith

Founder and Director, African American Civil War Memorial and Museum

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Excerpted from GETTYSBURG: The Last Invasion by Allen C. Guelzo. Copyright © 2013 by Allen C. Guelzo. Excerpted by permission of Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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