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 7:35 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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7:35am

Tue December 4, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: On Louisiana's lottery madness

Commentator Gary Joiner take an historic look at the lottery in Louisiana.

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1:01pm

Tue November 27, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: On the source of cotton

Commentator Gary Joiner explores the history of cotton production and its connection to Louisiana.

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9:16am

Tue November 20, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: On evaluating a presidential legacy

Commentator Gary Joiner explores the makings of a presidential legacy.

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9:09am

Tue November 13, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: Remembering Benjamin Grierson

Commentator Gary Joiner offers this appreciation for a Civil War commander who feared horses, but proved to be a compassionate and innovative leader.

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8:36am

Tue November 6, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: A battle unlike any other

Gary Joiner, Ph.D., associate professor of history, LSU Shreveport

Some call it Antietam. Others refer to it as Sharpsburg. Commentator Gary Joiner has this historical profile of the bloodiest single-day battle in American history.

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