10:40 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Songs of the Civil War Re-Imagined

Divided & United is the name of a new collection of songs from the Civil War era. The selections tell tales of fear, loneliness, exhaustion and triumph. Producer Randall Poster and historian Sean Wilentz talk with NPR's Melissa Block about the music featured on the album.

A Union soldier poses with a banjo.
Credit Library of Congress/NPR.org