A weekly podcast exploring the history of the American Civil War through the perspective of a Pennsylvania town and its weekly newspaper.
At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Pittston, Pennsylvania was a rapidly growing mining and railroading town located on the Susquehanna River. Its weekly newspaper - the Pittston Gazette - provides a remarkable record of a community's experience in America's bloodiest conflict.
This podcast is created by Wynning History - a blog focused on the history and culture of Pennsylvania's Coal Region.
Prologue - The Looming Crisis
The first full length episode of The Gazette examines the origins of the Civil War and the political fight over slavery in the United States. It also explores the development of Pittston, Pennsylvania in the 19th century and the establishment of the "Pittston Gazette" newspaper in the 1850s.
Want to learn more about the remarkable history of Pennsylvania's Coal Region? Visit our website - wynninghistory.com.
Trailer - "The Gazette - Dispatches from a Northern Civil War Newspaper"
Introducing "The Gazette - Dispatches from a Northern Civil War Newspaper."
This podcast will explore the Civil War as it happened, through the perspective of a community on the Pennsylvania home front and the town's weekly newspaper - the Pittston Gazette.
My New Favorite Podcast
Couple Jake’s passion for history with his eloquent storytelling, and you’ve got my new favorite podcast! Admittedly, history was never my favorite subject, but I’ve always been interested in the small-town side stories, overshadowed by the large-scale historical events. This is exactly what you’ll find when listening to The Gazette. Jake’s got a way with words, and I can’t wait to hear more!