Civil War Era Studies
My lecture in class this week focused on Reconstruction, the end of war and the continuing Civil War. So I've been thinking a lot about those final moments of the Civil War and the coming of the continued century worth of conflict. And that means this photo has been on my mind, the quintessential inversion of the rebel capital, as Lincoln is forever enshrined there, a constant reminder of how the war ended and how the war still continues with different means on different cultural fronts. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Thinking of the Ending and Beginning of a War" (2013). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 76.