Tuesday, June 24, 2014

'Whole different side' of the Civil War

Eliza Richards's students at UNC-Chapel Hill have created an exhibit called “Imagining the U.S. Civil War 1861-1900," with some items not often seen. “It’s not what your typical Civil War enthusiast or buff might think,” said Claudia Funke of UNC libraries. There are dime novels, women’s poems, children’s stories, photographs of ruins left behind by Sherman’s march through Georgia, black narratives pre- and post-Emancipation – impressions of the war, many of them consciously composed to play a role in the conflict. • Article

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