Civil War Era Studies
Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service, a joint report between the NPS and the OAH was released a couple of weeks ago. Since then, it has been mentioned on Twitter, other blogs, on the OAH's website, and it figures to be the topic of much discussion when the NCPH and OAH meet up in Milwaukee this weekend for their annual conference. I've read the report several times now, and I have been mulling over it for some weeks. I felt now would be a proper to time to throw a couple of my reactions out there as well.
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Dinkelaker, Jacob, "Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the NPS" (2012). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 141.