How the Confederacy Created and Used these “Infernal Machines”
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 825 , Segment 1
- Jan 13, 2021 8:00 pm
- 33:46 mins
From Angola to Somalia to Laos, there are millions of still-active landmines hidden in the ground, and tragically, these mines kill and maim many victims each year, including children. Ken Rutherford is not just a survivor of hidden mines, he has actively advocated for their removal. Landmine Survivors Network is the first organization run by and for landmine survivors. Rutherford's new book examines the Confederacy's use of landmines in the American Civil War. Guest: Ken Rutherford, Professor of Political Science at James Madison Universiy, co-founder of the Landmine Survivors Network, and author of "America’s Buried History: Landmines in the Civil War"