Civil War Era Studies
I've been thinking lately of titles. The new blog Emerging Civil War's inaugural post touched off a powder-keg of thought for me. Looking down the list of contributors yields name after name listed as "historian at...." But most of those folks appear to have the official job title of "park ranger," "interpreter," or "visitor use assistant," and not "historian." This got the wheels in my head turning. [excerpt]
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Dinkelaker, Jacob, ""And preachin' from my chair": The Historian and the Interpreter" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 181.