New Perspectives on the Civil War

Two authors presented their new findings on the Shenandoah Valley and sex in the Civil War.
Mr. Mahon addressed the view that the… read more

Two authors presented their new findings on the Shenandoah Valley and sex in the Civil War.

Mr. Mahon addressed the view that the Shenandoah Valley was the major granary for the Confederate army. Mr. Mahon asserts that the main reason the army of Virginia existed on a minimum of supplies for the duration of the war was not the destruction of crops, but the destruction of the railroads. Mr. Mahon was a contributing author to the four-volume Encyclopedia of the Confederacy published by MacMillan and is the author of The Shenandoah Valley, 1861-1865: The Destruction of the Granary of the Confederacy published by Stackpole Books.

Dr. Lowry discussed sex and the role it played in the Civil War. The author researched over 80,000 court-martial records to uncover more about the notion of sex in the Civil War. Dr. Lowry’s discussion ranges from the number of pregnant women in the U.S. during the war to the rampant pornography industry during the war. Dr. Lowry’s books include Tarnished Scalpels: The Court-Martials of Fifty Union Surgeons (sic) and The Story the Soldiers Wouldn’t Tell: Sex in the Civil War, both published by Stackpole Books.

After the presentation both authors answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Program ID:
163614-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 15, 2001
Last Aired:
Aug 19, 2001

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  • Apr 15, 2001 | 3:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 15, 2001 | 3:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 16, 2001 | 5:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 19, 2001 | 4:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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