With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War upon us, Lewis Norman (not his real name), a Ph.D candidate in American history at a major research university and a Civil War re-enactor, offers another column about re-enacting and the experience of war. See his previous columns here.
(You may also recall that a few days ago we published another doctoral student/re-enactor piece by “William Mangum.” I also encourage you to read this recent post at “Freedom by the Sword” on the tensions between re-enactors and academics.
I am sure that there a variety of opinions about historical re-enacting among the readers of The Way of Improvement Leads Home, but I do feel it has the potential to be a legitimate and valuable way of getting people excited about the past. As an academic historian-in-training and a re-enactor, Norman’s columns will attempt to bridge the gap between these two approaches to encountering the past. Enjoy!–JF
Gabriel Loiacono says
Very interesting and thoughtful look at re-enacting!
Marry Thomas says
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