Audio: The Age of Crime!
Historians Sarah Handley-Cousins and Averill Earls produced this episode of Dig: A History Podcast featuring Buffum alongside a number of other veterans adjusting to postwar life. The episode contextualizes Buffum alongside other returning veterans and raises important questions about the ongoing costs of war that American society first faced in a large scale after the Civil War.
Teachers should preview the episode before assigning it to evaluate whether some language and graphic discussions of wounds are appropriate for each individual classroom audience. A full transcript is available here.