Civil War Era Studies
I worked in the living history branch at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park for three years, wearing old timey clothing and talking to visitors about the meanings of John Brown. Harpers Ferry is where I began to understand what the concept of interpretation means, and how it is such a radically different concept from academic history. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Governor Wise's War: My Misconception (Part 1)" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 211.