Civil War Era Studies
Sometimes you stumble on something on eBay you just can't pass up. It's that $6 buy that is awkward, odd and just a little out of your scope. But it's only $6. If you'd buy a burger for $6, you shouldn't pass up an original letter from 1835.
Every letter has a story. And each of those stories has its own drama, its own meaning, its own power. The mundanities of human life can be just as powerful as the battles and charges. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M. "Things Never Change: Piecing Together College Life." Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public (September 19, 2013).