Civil War Era Studies
There's something about touching the actual thing, something about contacting the real that makes a distant world come immediately to life. There's an excitement about that moment when you see and touch something a piece of another world. A Thomas the Tank Engine character reminded me of this fact recently. Watch the young boy's face as he picks Stanley back up in a cornfield after his favorite toy travels to space and back. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Veritas: The Power of the Real" (2012). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 112.