Heather Cox Richardson, in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky.
Heather Cox Richardson is a noted historian, a Professor of History at Boston College, specializing on the Civil War and reconstruction – but in the past year she’s taken on a different role, chronicling America’s daily political life in a series of commentaries titled Letters from an American, which can be found on her Facebook page, as well as at heathercoxrichardson.substack.com. Earlier this year, she released a book titled How the South Won the Civil War, subtitled Oligarchy, Democracy and the Continuing fight for the soul of America.
This interview with Heather Cox Richardson was recorded via zencastr.com on the morning of Friday, September 11, 2020. Among topics discussed: her Letters from an American daily posts, a look at recent events involving the Trump administration, how her book came to be written, some of the concepts in the book, and how Heather Cox Richardson became an historian.
The record button was pressed before the interview began during a discussion about the one year anniversary of her commentary, which began on September 15, 2019. The official interview starts around the 7-minute mark, and the discussion about the book at around the 21 minute mark.