Civil War Era Studies
Our profession is a unique and somewhat strange one. We are paid, fundamentally, to give voice to the voiceless. History is taking the people of the past and breathing into their lungs, letting them speak and act again even though they are long dead. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Practical Necromancy: Raising the Dead for Fun & Profit" (2012). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 153.