Echoes of Battle

Author: Larry M. Strayer
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ISBN: 9781885033307
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Offers a collection of diaries, letters, journals, memoirs, official reports, and wartime photographs of Union and Confederate narratives by combatants who participated in one of the most important campaigns of the Civil War.

Echoes of the Civil War Capturing Battlefields through a Pinhole Camera

Author: Michael Falco
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581575203
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A fresh and surprising look at the American Civil War through pinhole camera photographs of sesquicentennial battlefield reenactments In 2011, Michael Falco set out to document the American Civil War's 150th anniversary by photographing reenactments of more than 20 major battles—from the First Manassas, Antietam, and Chancellorsville to Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Appomattox. But rather than shooting these historic re-creations in high-definition, Falco opted for a different, older medium: a pinhole camera. This antebellum photographic technology, shot from an on-the-ground perspective, captures these battlefields in a way that feels more “real” and fully realized than even the famous daguerrotypes made during the war itself. In Falco's transporting photographs, the smoke-filled battle reenactments become blurred and dreamlike, echoing the sentiments found in the actual letters and journals of soldiers who fought and died there. Throughout, historical photographs from the period offer context to the modern-day re-creations, showing just how much—or how little—has changed on this hallowed ground. One hundred and fifty years after the last soldier fell, Echoes of the Civil War provides beautiful and compelling evidence of a Civil War landscape that is, literally and metaphorically, still with us.

Echoes of Thunder

Author: Matt Spruill
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572335479
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"Detailed topographical maps show the battlefield areas as they were in 1862 and are marked with unit locations and movements. Modern-day road maps and instructions allow the reader to follow the same routes - from battlefield to battlefield - used by the armies. Operational and planning maps show overall situations and maneuver plans."--BOOK JACKET.

Echoes of War

Author: Michael C.C. Adams
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813159210
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Americans are often accused of not appreciating history, but this charge belies the real popular interest in the past. Historical reenactments draw thousands of spectators; popular histories fill the bestseller lists; PBS, A&E and The History Channel air a dizzying array of documentaries and historical dramas; and Hollywood war movies become blockbusters. Though historians worry that these popular representations sacrifice authenticity for broad appeal, Michael C.C. Adams argues that living history -- even if it is an incomplete depiction of the past -- plays a vital role in stimulating the historical imagination. In Echoes of War, he examines how one of the most popular fields of history is portrayed, embraced, and shaped by mainstream culture. Adams argues that symbols of war are of intrinsic military significance and help people to articulate ideas and values. We still return to the knight as a symbol of noble striving; the bowman appeals as a rebel against unjust privilege. Though Custer may not have been the Army's most accomplished fighter, he achieved the status of cultural icon. The public memory of the redcoated British regular soldier shaped American attitudes toward governments and gun laws. The 1863 attack on Fort Wagner by the black Fifty-fourth Massachusetts regiment was lost to public view until racial equality became important in the late twentieth century. Echoes of War is a unique look at how a thousand years of military history are remembered in popular culture, through images ranging from the medieval knight to the horror of U.S. involvement in the My Lai massacre.

Echoes of Empire An Accidental Historian s Journey Through the Post Ottoman World

Author: James S. Kessler
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 148344483X
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There is no dearth of news, not always of the most cheerful sort, coming out of the broad geographic arc of the vast territory that once constituted the mighty Ottoman Empire. The Arab Spring continues to reshape regions, an economic crisis is tearing apart Greece, pirates off the Horn of Africa are terrorizing ships, and conflicts in the Caucasus and Balkans are simmering. In Echoes of Empire: An Accidental Historian’s Journey through the Post-Ottoman World, James S. Kessler chronicles his travels through a dizzying array of cultures, religions, languages, and political systems found within many of the former Ottoman Empire’s possessions in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Drawing upon his experience as a historian and educator, Kessler explores how the shared Ottoman past—and how that past is remembered—continues to play a role in the post-imperial present in the more than forty countries that constitute the post-Ottoman world.

Echoes of Edgecombe County 1860 1940

Author: Monika S. Fleming
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738553375
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Edgecombe County, North Carolina, has a long and intriguing history stretching back to the 1730s, when the first permanent European residents began settling the banks of the Tar River, and beyond, when Tuscaroras roamed the woodlands of this fertile region. Edgecombe County was recognized as a county in 1741; just over a century later it led the nation in cotton production and was well known as a forward-thinking and prosperous county of exceptional natural beauty. The tremendous changes ushered in by the Civil War and Reconstruction coincided with the development of photography. Photographers like S.R. Alley in Tarboro, who captured life in Edgecombe County on film in the crucial era covered here, were unknowingly recording history in a way that future generations will be forever grateful for.