Date of Award
Michael Gonzalez, Ph.D.
David Miller, Ph.D.
The celebration of past wars and warriors is not a uniquely American notion. For centuries nations and individuals have celebrated and revered those who went to war. Similarly, modern Civil War reenactments represent one ritual where Americans honor the War and its participants. But is there something distinctive about the way Americans commemorate and remember the Civil War? Do reenactments hide, forget, or obscure certain elements of the War as much as they commemorate?
Digital USD Citation
English, Austin C., "American Civil War Reenactments: Race and Masculinity in Modern Images and Memory" (2017). Theses. 19.