Civil War Era Studies
A family of visitors walks up to the information desk and smiles at the interpreter. "We have 15 minutes," the father says, "What should we do?"
The interpreter replies with a curt smile: "Sit down and cry." [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Sit Down and Cry: Why Our Favorite Joke is Demeaning" (2012). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 156.