Growing up in Chicago, school children were taught that northerners were the “good guys” during the Civil War, and that everyone was enthusiastic about fighting to preserve the union and end slavery. But WBEZ’s Curious City found out that the truth is a bit more nuanced than that.
Producer Jesse Dukes dove into the subject of Chicago’s support for the war, and joins the Morning Shift to talk about what he found.
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