sesquicentennial http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Website to guide area Civil War travelers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/website-guide-area-civil-war-travelers <p>Civil War buffs who want to make St. Louis a part of their itinerary during the sesquicentennial of the war have a new website to help them plan their trip.</p><p>The Missouri History Museum and the St. Louis Conventions and Visitors Commission unveiled the <a href="http://www.freedomsgateway.com/Home.aspx">Freedom&#39;s Gateway Web site</a> today.</p> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 19:45:02 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 716 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Website to guide area Civil War travelers Missouri’s Civil War: reconciling differing views 150 years later http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri%E2%80%99s-civil-war-reconciling-differing-views-150-years-later <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-954188.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-954188.mp3</a></p><p>The 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Civil War begins in April.</p><p>There were some 1,200 battles and skirmishes fought on Missouri soil. Only Virginia and Tennessee saw more clashes.</p><p>Missourians were often fighting their own neighbors, or even family members, as the state&rsquo;s residents split between the Union and Confederacy.</p><p>One hundred fifty years later, Missourians still are not unified in how they remember the war or even what to call it.</p><p>As St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Maria Altman reports, some hope the sesquicentennial will change that.</p><p> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:40:12 +0000 Maria Altman 586 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri’s Civil War: reconciling differing views 150 years later New book about Civil War focuses on St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-book-about-civil-war-focuses-st-louis <p>This year marks the 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Civil War.</p><p>And just in time comes historian Adam Arenson’s new book “<a href="http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?recid=30896&amp;content=book">The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil </a><a href="http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?recid=30896&amp;content=book">War</a>.”</p><p>While Arenson is a professor at the<a href="http://www.utep.edu/"> University of Texas El Paso</a>, he spent a year in St. Louis doing research for his book.</p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 18:06:14 +0000 Maria Altman 388 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New book about Civil War focuses on St. Louis