Civil War Era Studies
Browsing the provocative blog "Jubilo! The Emancipation Century" recently, I came upon a post featuring a curious YouTube video.
So why did Bid 'Em In speak so deeply to me? I think it's because it places you in the shoes of the 15 year old slave woman being auctioned. It's not an intellectual investigation of slavery. It's not an historical narrative written after the fact of a particular event. It's visceral. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Why It's Interpretive: Bid 'Em In" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 220.