Civil War Era Studies
Monday night, I took my class out on the 'battlefield.' I know some of them are taking my class because, "it's Gettysburg College and I should take a Civil War class before I leave." I couldn't resist the siren call to show them where they have lived for four years and transform the meanings of that ground for them. So we went on a campus tour, the battlefield they walk everyday when they go to class or dinner or out to party on a Friday night. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Once Upon a Time in Gettysburg: Sometimes It Works" (2012). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 143.