The Great Civil War Debate

Pat Swindall moderated this debate between two Presbyterian ministers on the morality of the Union and the Confederacy. They examined the… read more

Pat Swindall moderated this debate between two Presbyterian ministers on the morality of the Union and the Confederacy. They examined the causes of the war and debated which side was more morally responsible for the death and destruction which resulted from the war. Peter Marshall, Jr argued that the Union was correct for trying to end slavery and preserve the United States. Steve Wilkins argued that the Confederacy was improperly invaded because southern states had the right to leave the Union and that the South was ready to gradually end slavery before radical abolitionism engendered such fierce opposition. Mr. Marshall is the author of Sounding Forth the Trumpet. Mr. Wilkins is the author of Call of Duty: The Sterling Nobility of Robert E. Lee. close

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The Great Civil War Debate

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Program ID:
101481-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Debate
Location:
Marietta, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 09, 1998 | 2:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 22, 1998 | 4:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Apr 09, 1998 | 2:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 09, 1998 | 11:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 10, 1998 | 4:43am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 11, 1998 | 3:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 03, 1998 | 1:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 04, 1998 | 2:08am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 21, 1998 | 12:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 22, 1998 | 4:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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