Civil War Era Studies
A friend of mine and former supervisor said something to me the other day. I deeply respect him; he taught me the very basics of interpretation. But his words shocked me. I still don't know exactly how to process them.
He said something like, "I saw you leading a tour on Friday with three visitors. It takes something to go out there when you know you're only going to get so few people. I respect you for it; I couldn't do it." [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "You Don't Get A Tour; Come Back Next June" (2012). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 116.