Gary Joiner, Ph.D.

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.

Commentator Gary Joiner profiles Arizona’s most famous lawman Wyatt Earp who went down in history as part of the 1881 gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

History Matters commentator Gary Joiner compiles a history of floods that ravaged the region, most notably the Great Flood of 1927 that changed everything -- even creating a political tide.

Commentator Gary Joiner has an addendum to the fireworks displays and cookouts from the weekend past. He’s dug deeper into the documents and philosophies that inspired the Declaration of Independence.

History Matters commentator Gary Joiner profiles the largest group of people in the world without an officially sanctioned homeland, the Kurds.

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

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

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The ground is soaked and the rivers are rising. History Matters commentator Gary Joiner thinks it’s a good time to revisit the Great Flood of 1927.

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History Matters commentator Gary Joiner profiles Shreveporter Amanda Clark, a former slave who, upon her freedom, became a successful landowner and business entrepreneur.

History Matters commentator Gary Joiner traces the ownership of a valuable tract of land next to the Red River -- from cotton fields to sprawling military air base.

Political parties are part of the fabric of American history. As politicians seek their party's bid for a 2016 presidential run, it makes commentator Gary Joiner think about all the political parties that have come out of the woodwork over the past 150 years.

 

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