Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites 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 …
For the Civil War buffs among us, it’s really worth spending some time over at Kevin Levin’s blog, Civil War Memory. I can’t act like I discovered the place–some readers brought it to my attention. But it’s a great blog dealing in exactly what its title claims.Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
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Kevin Levin has edited a collection that will inform and inspire public historians who are committed to interpreting the Civil War in all its complexity. The authors draw on their experiences as educators, administrators, interpreters, and historians, as they analyze successful—and failed—strategies for interpreting the war. This volume will be welcomed by public historians and museum professionals who want to connect the Civil War-era with urgent issues in contemporary life.Modupe Labode, Associate Professor, History and Museum Studies, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Looking for a Speaker or Tour Guide? Over the past ten years I have delivered talks at academic conferences, Civil War round tables, history education workshops, schools and a host of other settings throughout much of the country. I do my best to ensure that all of my presentations and workshops are as entertaining …
I'm being entirely truthful when I say that yours was the most enthralled audience I've ever witnessed here. I was sitting way in back, so I could literally see everyone, and no one squirmed, no watches were checked, not a single yawn! Instead, heads were nodding, people turned to each other to corroborate your remarks, they chuckled at your humor. You're a good teacher.Gracelaw Simmons, The Royall House & Slave Quarters, Medford, MA
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