Tales of American History® with Kent Masterson Brown
Listen in while Kent Masterson Brown interviews Cameron Sauers, University of Kentucky doctoral candidate, on his research concerning F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary themes about American memory and the Civil War. Enjoy!
Listen while Dr. Noe, Emeritus Professor of History at Auburn, discusses with Kent Masterson Brown Noe’s fascinating study of weather and climate as agents alongside armies in battle in the Civil War, affecting unpredictable battle outcomes.
Listen while Kent Masterson Brown describes the life of Zachary Taylor, a Kentuckian through and through. General Taylor was known as “Old Rough & Ready” by his men in the military; in his remarkable lifetime, he became the 12th President of the United States in 1848.
Listen while Mel Hankla joins Kent Masterson Brown to discuss his book, “Into the Bluegrass: Art and Artistry of Kentucky’s Historic Icons,” an incredible publication about the cultural fabric of Early Kentucky as shown in its art and artifacts, such as the Kentucky longrifle, pottery, silver, and furniture.
Listen while Kent Masterson Brown is interviewed about the latest WHEF project, “The shot heard ’round the world: The Coming of the Revolution, Colonial America to 1775.”
Listen while Kent Masterson Brown and his guest Jon Park discuss Jon’s boyhood growing up in Springfield, Illinois, in the shadow of Abraham Lincoln, and why a life imbued with history brings meaning and depth to the human experience. Jon is the Chairman of the Kentucky Independence Semiquincentennial Commission, in anticipation of celebrating the 250th anniversary of American independence. Kent is a member of the Commission as well, and he and Jon discuss some ideas for Kentucky’s celebration. Enjoy!
PODCAST 112 – Kent Masterson Brown Interviews Acting Chief of Interpretation, Steve Phan, Camp Nelson, Kentucky
Listen as Kent interviews Steve Phan, Acting Chief Interpreter for Camp Nelson, Nicholasville, Kentucky. Steve come to us from the National Park Services Defenses of Washington, and WHEF is thrilled to welcome him to Kentucky and to herald the work going on at Camp Nelson.
Listen to Kent Masterson Brown describe the plight of the Union Army for the twenty-one months before the Battle of Gettysburg, and give you a sneak peek of one of the themes from his new book, “Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command,” available from the University of North Carolina Press in June 2021.
Podcast 110: EMBATTLED FREEDOM: JOURNEYS THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR’S SLAVE REFUGEE CAMPS. Interview with Dr. Amy Taylor.
Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor discusses with Kent Masterson Brown the fascinating stories of the legal ambiguities surrounding slaves during the Civil War, especially in Union-occupied Central Kentucky. Dr. Taylor is a Professor of History at the University of Kentucky where she was honored with a “Great Teacher Award” from the U.K. Alumni Association. Dr. Taylor’s research interests are in the area of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the South. Her recent book, “Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps” was published in 2018 by UNC Press and has won many national awards.