This special Civil War 150th episode features Mike Gorman, talking about the fall of Richmond that began¬†April 2, 1865 and the evacuation fire that followed. ¬†The fire will destroy somewhere between 800-1000 buildings. The fall of the Capitol of the Confederacy does not end the Civil War but the writing is on the wall. ¬†Gorman is a Historian and Park Ranger with the Richmond National Battlefield Parks.
Ed Ayers, the President and a History Professor at the University of Richmond is the guest. He discusses some of the complexities of emancipation, what emancipation¬†means in a practical terms, and post Civil War Richmond. ¬†He also discusses why many consider him an internet pioneer in the fields of the humanities.