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The Resource Interpreting the Civil War at museums and historic sites, edited by Kevin M. Levin

Interpreting the Civil War at museums and historic sites, edited by Kevin M. Levin

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Interpreting the Civil War at museums and historic sites
Title
Interpreting the Civil War at museums and historic sites
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kevin M. Levin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Public historians working at museums and historic sites focused on the Civil War era are tasked with interpreting a period of history that remains deeply controversial. Many visitors have strong connections to historic sites such as battlefields and artifacts as well as harbor strong convictions about the cause of the war, its consequences and the importance of slavery. Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites surveys how museums and historic sites approached these challenges and others during the Civil War sesquicentennial (2011-2015). In doing so, this book offers museums and history professionals strategies to help shape conversations with local communities, develop exhibits and train interpreters. With the ongoing controversy surrounding the display of the Confederate battle flag and monuments, there has never been a more opportune moment to look critically at how the Civil War has been interpreted and why it continues to matter to so many Americans. --
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Levin, Kevin M.
Series statement
Interpreting history
Series volume
14
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public history
  • Collective memory
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Interpreting the Civil War at museums and historic sites, edited by Kevin M. Levin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Among the Ruins: Creating and Interpreting the American Civil War in Richmond - Christy S. Coleman. Chapter 2: Billy Yank, not Johnny Reb: Focusing Civil War Exhibits on the Union in Virginia - Mark Benbow. Chapter 3: A Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin? - Daniel Joyce, Douglas Dammann, Jennifer Edginton. Chapter 4: Civil War Public History For The Next Generation - James Percoco. Chapter 5: From Tokenism to True Partnership: The National Park Service’s Shifting Interpretation at the Civil War’s Sesquicentennial - John M. Rudy. Chapter 6: New Wine in Old Bottles: Using Historical Markers to Reshape Public Memory of the Civil War - W. Todd Groce. Chapter 7: Commemoration, Conflict, and Constraints: The Saga of the Confederate Flag at the South Carolina State House - Eric Emerson. Chapter 8: Getting to the Heart: The Intersections of Confederate Iconography, Race Relations, and Public History in America - Dina Bailey and Nicole Moore
Control code
ocn987796997
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxi, 114 pages
Isbn
9781442273689
Lccn
2017024842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987796997
Label
Interpreting the Civil War at museums and historic sites, edited by Kevin M. Levin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Among the Ruins: Creating and Interpreting the American Civil War in Richmond - Christy S. Coleman. Chapter 2: Billy Yank, not Johnny Reb: Focusing Civil War Exhibits on the Union in Virginia - Mark Benbow. Chapter 3: A Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin? - Daniel Joyce, Douglas Dammann, Jennifer Edginton. Chapter 4: Civil War Public History For The Next Generation - James Percoco. Chapter 5: From Tokenism to True Partnership: The National Park Service’s Shifting Interpretation at the Civil War’s Sesquicentennial - John M. Rudy. Chapter 6: New Wine in Old Bottles: Using Historical Markers to Reshape Public Memory of the Civil War - W. Todd Groce. Chapter 7: Commemoration, Conflict, and Constraints: The Saga of the Confederate Flag at the South Carolina State House - Eric Emerson. Chapter 8: Getting to the Heart: The Intersections of Confederate Iconography, Race Relations, and Public History in America - Dina Bailey and Nicole Moore
Control code
ocn987796997
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxi, 114 pages
Isbn
9781442273689
Lccn
2017024842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987796997

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