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Why The "Harvest Of Death" Doesn't Matter (And Why It Does), John M. Rudy Oct 2012

Why The "Harvest Of Death" Doesn't Matter (And Why It Does), John M. Rudy

Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public

I went on a tour a few Sundays ago. It was very tough to explain exactly what I had done (in sensible terms) with my coworkers when I came into the office the next Monday morning. Not just very tough, but embarrassingly tough.

THEM: "What did you do this weekend, John?"

ME: "Well, Sunday I went on a tour of places on the Gettysburg battlefield where one specific photo wasn't taken-"

THEM: *blank stare* [excerpt]


Practical Necromancy: Raising The Dead For Fun & Profit, John M. Rudy Feb 2012

Practical Necromancy: Raising The Dead For Fun & Profit, John M. Rudy

Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public

Our profession is a unique and somewhat strange one. We are paid, fundamentally, to give voice to the voiceless. History is taking the people of the past and breathing into their lungs, letting them speak and act again even though they are long dead. [excerpt]