Civil War Era Studies
Human tragedy, human triumph and continuing struggle, each of its own epic proportions. One convoluted war holds inside the tripartate meanings of sorrow for 620,000 lost, joy for 4 million saved and the uneasiness that the struggle for freedom would still continue 150 years later. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Meanings: Where This Is All Headed" (2013). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 82.