Civil War Era Studies
I trust people who sound like me. I trust people who speak the same language as me. Part of this comes from a simple fact of understanding. I speak very little Spanish, even less French.
But I also speak other languages, and trust people who speak to me in those languages. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Interpretive Vernacular: Pop Culture is a Language" (2012). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 149.