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H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews OnlineA lovingly told story....The book is useful because it tells several neglected stories....A fine study.
— April 2008
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is most widely known today for the attempted slave revolt led by John Brown in 1859, the nucleus for the interpretation of the current national park. Here, Moyer and Shackel tell the behind-the-scenes story of how this event was chosen and preserved for commemoration, providing lessons for federal, state, local and non-profit organizations who continually struggle over the dilemma about which past to present to the public. Professional and non-professional audiences alike will benefit from their important insights into how federal agencies interpret the past, and in turn shape public memory.
1 Foreword 2 Preface 3 Harpers Ferry and Its Place in History 4 Remembering Harpers Ferry 5 The Local Campaign for a National Monument 6 Local Residents and the National Park Service 7 Harper House and the Women's Clubs of West Virginia 8 John Brown: Devil, Hero, Terrorist, and Abolitionist 9 Civil War Commemoration and Preservation 10 Industry, Archaeology, and a Working-Class History 11 Making African-American History Prominent at Harpers Ferry 12 Time Freezing: Harpers Ferry and Its Place in Time 13 Lessons Learned - Or Not - at Harpers Ferry
Posted July 10, 2014