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.

Ways To Connect

A Walk Through Oakland

Jun 25, 2015

Repeat Broadcast Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m. 

A Walk Through Oakland is a tour of Shreveport's historic Oakland Cemetery, led by Dr. Gary Joiner and Dr. Cheryl White, two prominent historians at LSUS who have extensively researched the many people buried there, most of whom were key players in the development of Shreveport during its early years.

Commentator Gary Joiner recounts why the Magna Carta matters as it restrained greedy oppressive monarchs, and its implications today.

Historical linguists put the asterisk to work in their profession. History Matters commentator Gary Joiner explains how.