Gary Joiner, Ph.D.

Host of "History Matters"

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.”

Joiner was appointed chairman of Louisiana's Civil War Sesquicentennial Task Force and also serves on the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commission.

Joiner’s commentaries air Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. He explores a wide range of historical topics, and is currently working on a book compilation of his Red River Radio commentaries.

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Airs Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Gary Joiner Commentator Gary Joiner explores abandoned towns -- from Rum Center to Fischer -- and explains why their history matters.

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Airs Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Gary Joiner looks at the roll that spies played during the Civil War. History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.  

 

Historic routes of the Spanish colonial El Camino Real de los Tejas, the portion in the United States is a National Historic Trail.
National Park Service / As a work of the U.S. federal government, such work is in the public domain in the United States.

Airs Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. Dr. Gary Joiner explores the history of the El Camino Real, a royal road which spans the broad expanse of Texas.  History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.  

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