Civil War Era Studies
Unlike a few critics from the Civil War blogging community of this past Monday's History Channel presentation of Gettysburg, I watched the whole thing from beginning to end. I've since watched it again. I took mental notes; I paid keen attention.
Monday night I also watched on Twitter. I expected the experience to be very different than a couple weeks ago, when I watched with America as freedom fighters were beat to a bloody pulp for suggesting that we all might be better off if we tried to get along. Not badly different, just different. I was not disappointed. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., ""For the People...": Do the 'Not We' Own Gettysburg?" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 200.