The latest episode of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast features Dr. Rachel Shelden and Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor.
Rachel Sheldon talked about her book Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War. Shelden’s book focuses on the personal relationships forged by Washington politicians during the tumultuous 1850s. While much of the country remained divided over slavery, elected officials, insulated by the fraternity-like atmosphere of Congress, failed to recognize the gravity of the secession crisis. [Read more…] about Civil War Round Table: Coming War, Refugee Slaves