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"A Good Place to Focus on the Human Cost and Agony": The Interpretation of Violence and Trauma at Gettysburg National Military Park

Abstract This thesis examines the evolution of the interpretation of the battle of Gettysburg, as well as how the analysis and presentation of the battle by multiple stakeholders have affected the public's understanding of the violence of the engagement and subsequently its understanding of the war's repercussions. While multiple components of the visitor experience are examined throughout this thesis, the majority of analysis focuses on the interpretive wayside signs that dot the landscape throughout the Gettysburg National Military Park. These wayside signs are the creation of the Park Service, and while they are not strictly interpretive in nature, they remain an extremely visible component of the visitor's park experience. As such, t... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Pittenger, Jack (Author) / Simpson, Brooks D (Advisor) / Schermerhorn, Calvin (Committee member) / Dallett, Nancy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / American history / Military history / Civil War / Gettysburg / National Park Service / Signage / Trauma / Wayside
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 145 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. History 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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