Civil War Era Studies
"They told us we wouldn’t get here. And there were those who said that we would get here only over their dead bodies, but all the world today knows that we are here and we are standing before the forces of power in the state of Alabama saying, 'We ain’t goin’ let nobody turn us around.'"
I met Edith today. We were walking down the road and Edith was with us. She didn't say much. She just sort of gurgled, dangling from a sling on her mother's chest. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Like An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Day 2" (2015). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 40.