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The articles are satirical pieces meant to imagine the danger of a paradigm of preservation lacking in strategy and judgment. Preservation is a wonderful cause, but like any cause it must be approached with purposeful intent and not simply for its own sake. It is an excellent tool of meaningful historical engagement when done properly; when mishandled, it can do the surrounding region harm without accomplishing anything of value [excerpt].
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Lavery, Kevin P., "Gettysburg College Campus Purchased by Preservation Society" (2015). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 99.