Civil War Era Studies
But those thoughts have been brewing in my mind for a while now, since the whirlwind here in Gettysburg died down to a dull roar from the fever pitch of a few weeks ago. The tourist tide has subsided. The streets are easier to drive.
But most importantly, the press inquiries have died away. Nearly every day of the anniversary week, I had an e-mail or a voice-mail asking me to help a reporter with a project here or there, reporters who were clambering for some way to cover the sesquicentennial from a unique and intriguing angle. It was an amazing feeling, to have my vocation suddenly in the spotlight. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M. "Birthday Party, Cheesecake, Jelly Bean, Boom: The Easy Sesquicentennial Ends." Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public (July 30, 2013).