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History Matters: Photography

Mathew Brady, war photographer (wearing straw hat), with General Ambrose Burnside (reading newspaper), taken while Burnside was in command of the Army of the Potomac, early in 1863, after his ill-fated attack on Fredericksburg.
The photographic history of the Civil war, vol 1 -
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Mathew Brady, war photographer (wearing straw hat), with General Ambrose Burnside (reading newspaper), taken while Burnside was in command of the Army of the Potomac, early in 1863, after his ill-fated attack on Fredericksburg.
Dr. Gary Joiner
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Dr. Gary Joiner
Dr. Gary Joiner

Airs Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Gary Joiner offers some thoughts on the historical significance of photographs, and how they change our understanding of history.

Gary Joiner is a cartographer and an associate professor of history at LSU in Shreveport. He is the author or editor of 12 books including “Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862,” “One Damn Blunder From Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign in 1864,” “Through the Howling Wilderness: The Red River Campaign and Union Failure in 1864,” “Red River Steamboats,” and “Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: Mississippi Squadron.”