Jan 062011

1.6.11 Author and Associate Professor from the University of Virginia Ervin Jordan, Jr. joins Coy to discuss the recent PBS documentary seriesThe American Experience studying Robert E. Lee. Professor Jordan was featured prominently in the piece, and today he paints a full picture of General Lee’s life. Still a hero today in the Old Dominion, Lee was viewed in his time as the pinnacle of what a Virginian should be, but Jordan is also able to humanize the historical figure pointing out a few of his flaws. In addition, Professor Jordan places the remembrance of the Civil War in the context of commemoration rather than celebration. For further reading from a local perspective, check out Ervin Jordan’s book Charlottesville and the University of Virginia in the Civil War.

Charlottesville Right Now: Historian, Rick Britton, joins Coy

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Oct 072010

Local historian, Rick Britton, talks with Coy about the largest all-cavalry battle of the Civil War, The Battle of Trevilian Station.  Listen to find out what happens when 16,000 men on horseback fight.