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 January 3, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: Political parties in focus

With the GOP presidential primary season under way, commentator Gary Joiner explores the history of political parties in America.

7:35am

Tue December 27, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: Newly Discovered Civil War Artifacts

Commentator Gary Joiner shares news of some newly discovered Civil War artifacts in Shreveport. 

7:35am

Tue December 20, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: Defining the American frontier

Gary Joiner, Ph.D.

Commentator Gary Joiner explores the reach of the American frontier and defines what a frontier is.

7:35am

Tue December 13, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: The Great Emancipator's Son

Commentator Gary Joiner  profiles Robert Todd Lincoln, the Great Emancipator's Son .

7:35am

Tue December 6, 2011
Commentary

History Matters: A heartfelt tribute to fellow historian

Gary Joiner, Ph.D.

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers the late Eric J. Brock, a fellow historian and author who died Nov. 30.

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