Author Archives: Ashley M. Whitehead

“Such a Prize Within Our Reach…”—Secretary Salazar’s Glendale Announcement

“Never, before or after, did the fates put such a prize within our reach,” Confederate memoirist E.P. Alexander wrote of the Battle of Glendale. But for many visitors to Richmond National Battlefield Park, the Glendale battlefield is merely a green … Continue reading

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Richmond National Battlefield Park and the 2012 Sesquicentennial Countdown

The final countdown to 2012 has brought excitement and, admittedly, a slight touch of panic to Richmond National Battlefield Park! I’m happy to offer a quick update:

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Race and Reunion 10 Years Later: Restoring Reunion (Anew)

Final part in a series The contributions of David Blight’s Race and Reunion to the scholarship on Reconstruction and historical memory are undeniably some of the most valuable (and most-cited) in contemporary historiography on the American Civil War. Perhaps more … Continue reading

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History in the Making: Interpretive Responsibility and the Teaching of History as Product and Process

One of the many topics of the Civil War Sesquicentennial conversation is (or at least should be) how we, as human beings, construct historical memory and how we ourselves become historians (sometimes knowing, other times not) of our collective past. … Continue reading

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