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The Year in Review 2016: #5

Pop Culture has always served as a useful and important way for the public to engage with Civil War history. The fall 2015-16 television season saw another high-profile example when PBS broadcast the Civil War hospital drama Mercy Street. Guest … Continue reading

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Mercy Street–Another Review

Because I’m doing my master’s thesis on a topic related to Civil War medicine, I was asked to review this PBS series, but just could not find the time to do so until now. I sometimes had to binge-watch a … Continue reading

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A Review of Mercy Street: The Miniseries That Could Have Been Worse

Today we’re pleased to welcome guest author Paige Gibbons Backus, the Historic Site Manager for Ben Lomond Historic Site, a Civil War hospital museum located in Manassas, Virginia. The Civil War is arguably one of the most studied subjects in American history. … Continue reading

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“The New Nurse” – Review of Mercy Street, Episode 1

In case you haven’t heard yet, PBS is featuring a new historical mini-series set during the American Civil War! It’s called Mercy Street and the first episode premiered last Sunday. In this beginning presentation – The New Nurse – the viewers are … Continue reading

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