Download and read online Civil War and Living History Reenacting about people of Color in PDF and EPUB Love history? Why not live it? Reenacting history is more than just an exciting pastime; it is a powerful educational medium that breathes life into our heritage. This guide will inspire African-Americans to attend Civil War battle reenactments and join in the living history experience as reenactors representing either military roles or civilians in non-combat roles. Discussions include the basic requirements of this hobby and the rationale for participating, but reenacting as a means of celebrating the heroic deeds of black people during the Civil War is the primary focus of the text. Brief biographical sketches of such notable figures as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, a description of plantation life with quotes from slave narratives and Civil War documents, occupations of slaves and "free people of color," interviews with reenactors, numerous illustrations of appropriate wearing apparel, and much more will delight "living historians," who must be knowledgeable about the life experience of slaves and free persons. An extensive annotated bibliography of reference sources is a bonus for both for Civil War reenactors and for school library collections. 2004, 8? x 11, index, paper, 178 pp $ F2513 ISBN: 0-7884-2513-7
Download and read online Conflict in Blue and Gray in PDF and EPUB Photographs of reenactments of Civil War battles.
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Download and read online The English Civil War in PDF and EPUB Some 350 years ago English society was torn apart by the violent dispute that erupted between King and Parliament. The English Civil War divided communities and even families against themselves and is remembered as one of the bloodiest periods of British history. Ever since, the war has been the subject of heated debate and analysis. One approach to the conflict that has become increasingly popular is the re-enactments that regularly take place across the country. Not only do these displays bring vividly to life the events of the time, but also, through their detailed attention to accuracy, they offer a glimpse of the realities of ife for combatants, their families and the innocent civilians caught up in the war and confusion of England in the mid-17th century.
Download and read online Civil War Reenactment A Living History in PDF and EPUB Presents "Civil War Reenactment: A Living History," an article by Rebecca Blackwell Drake that originally appeared in the "Hinds County Gazette" on May 21, 1998. Describes the reenactments of the Battles of Raymond, Jackson, and Champion, which were part of the 135th anniversary reenactment of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War.
Download and read online Living Hell in PDF and EPUB Drawing on letters and soldier memoirs, examines the human cost of the Civil War, from the daily distresses faced by soldiers to the psychological damage survivors experienced.
Download and read online The Rise and Fall of American Growth in PDF and EPUB In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government, and that we must find new solutions. A critical voice in the most pressing debates of our time, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.
Download and read online Living History Museums in PDF and EPUB Living history museums are cultural institutions that merge historical exhibits with live costumed performance. While unique and vitally important, they often compromise historical accuracy and authenticity for the sake of tourism and entertainment value. Many also pursue methods of performance and historiography that are becoming increasingly outdated. Living History Museums: Undoing History Through Performance examines the performance practices used by institutions such as Plimoth Plantation and Colonial Williamsburg, and offers a new genealogy of living history museum performance in the U.S. and Europe. Currently, existing scholarship on living history museums addresses the subject from a museum-studies or anthropology perspective. Author Scott Magelssen, however, approaches the material from a background in theatre history and theory, analyzing living history museums using postmodern methodology. Considering performance as a method for the study of history and exploring emergent non-traditional theatrical practices, the book offers suggestions for performance in an increasingly postmodern landscape. Concluding with an international listing of living history institutions and a complete list of sources, Living History Museums is a valuable resource for students and teachers of theatre and performance studies, cultural studies, folklore, popular culture, American studies, and museum studies.
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Download and read online Civil War Ghosts of North Georgia in PDF and EPUB Though Georgia was spared the hard hand of war for two years, combat arrived with a vengeance in September 1863 with the Battle of Chickamauga in north Georgia. It was the second-largest battle of the Civil War and has become one of America's most haunted battlefields, producing a long history of bizarre paranormal events that continue today. From Sherman's notorious march to Confederate general James Longstreet's continued inhabitance of his postwar home, Georgia is haunted by many of those who fought in America's deadliest war. Join author Jim Miles as he details the ghosts that still roam Georgia's Civil War battlefields, hospitals and antebellum homes.
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