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The Clash of Storytelling and History

By Ryan Nadeau, ’16 One of the most enduring archetypes of heroic storytelling is the triumph of the underdog: a figure who overcomes great and powerful foes due to their … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Unfortunate Events and Special Circumstances: Why the Rupp Family Tells the Civilian Experience at Gettysburg

By Savannah Rose, ’17 Is the Jennie Wade story important to remember? Is she the ideal image of the civilian experience during the Battle of Gettysburg? When it comes to … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Living History or LARPing? The Case of Vox’s Modern Victorians

By Alex Andrioli, ’18 Sarah A. Chrisman and her husband, Gabriel, love the late Victorian era. Like many lovers of history, the Chrismans have a specific time period they enjoy … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

“What About Thad Stevens?”: A Call to Action to Commemorate a Great Gettysburgian and an even Greater American

By Jeff Lauck, ’18 I love Lincoln. He adorns my iPhone case. A poster of him hangs in my room. I occasionally wear his signature stovepipe hat around the house. … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · 1 Comment


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