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If you grew up in the U.S., you surely learned about the American Civil War. You know about the Union and Confederate sides, you might recognize a few battle names — Shiloh, Antietam, Appomattox — and you understand the common narrative that the war hinged on the question of states’ rights and slavery.
But did you know that there were a number of “non-traditional soldiers” fighting for the Union army? Or that some people are still fighting for their ancestors’ 40 acres and a mule. Or that Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, served as a spy for the Union army and was responsible for freeing more than 700 enslaved people in one single raid?
Uncivil is a show hosted by Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika that explores the untold stories of the Civil War. And those stories have deep resonance today since we’re still wrestling with the legacy of division and racial injustice in America.
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