The War Between the States started 150 years ago today and it remains one of the most compelling topics in American history.
In fact, 800 new books are reportedly published on the Civil War each year. The four-year war changed us and the way we see ourselves.
While the issue of slavery, of course, is definitely one of the root causes of the war, there were other reasons that so many young men put on the blue and gray -- and some say those same causes are alive and well today.
Rodney Kite-Powell, curator of the Tampa Bay History Center, discussed the Civil War on Good Day Tampa Bay.