The Evolution of Post- World War II Civil War Commemoration: Intersections Between Race and Memory at Harpers Ferry
Egan, Tara Marie
Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal
The National Park Service administration of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park exemplifies the conflicts and concerns which characterized America's post- World War II commemorative landscape. Harpers Ferry's unique historical significance requires that racial issues be addressed, and even that race play a central role in its commemoration. It is thus a particularly illuminating location at which to observe confrontation over the racial meanings of the Civil War. The challenges encountered at Harpers Ferry, however, are in many ways representative; they were echoed throughout the South, and across the nation, as America sought to establish a new place for the Civil War within national memory. Through Harpers Ferry's unique story, reflections of a nationwide struggle can be seen.
post-World War II period , United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects
Egan, Tara M. (2007). The Evolution of Post- World War II Civil War Commemoration: Intersections Between Race and Memory at Harpers Ferry. Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal, 1(2).