Hello H-CivWar readers,
today we start a multipart video interview series with Kenneth W. Noe.
Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Kenneth W. Noe via Zoom. We talked about his new book The Howling Storm
Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War, which came out in October 2020 with Louisiana State University Press. The interview is broken up so that you can easily use the material in class.
Kenneth Noe received his PhD from the University of Illinois and has worked at Auburn University since 2000. His books include The Yellowhammer War: Alabama in the Civil War and Reconstruction (2014); Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861 (2010); Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle (2002); A Southern Boy in Blue: The Memoir of Marcus Woodcock, 9th Kentucky Infantry (U.S.A.) (1996); and Southwest Virginia's Railroad: Modernization and the Sectional Crisis (1994).
These videos are also available on this Playlist
I ask Ken about the origins of the new book and how he became interested in weather:
We switch to the goals and argument of the book: