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Synopsis:

Some 150 years on, interest in the American Civil War (1861–65) is at an all-time high, no more so than among the thousands of people across the United States and Europe who participate in reenactments. They leave their jobs and homes behind to become battle-weary soldiers, courageous generals, dedicated nurses and even eager newspaper reporters, adopting not only the clothes of the era, but also the language, mannerisms and food. In Battlefields of Honor, Mark Elsons expressive images, themselves evoking the look and style of nineteenth-century photographs, capture the painstaking attention to detail that goes into such reenactments. Exploring such themes as the meticulous choreography frequently involved in the restaging of battles, the role women played in the conflict, and the behind-the-scenes work of artisans responsible for crafting replica uniforms, weaponry and utensils, this is a fascinating documentary essay on the men and women who feel an intense, often personal connection to a monumental period in Americas past.

About the Author

MARK ELSON is a Los Angeles-based photographer and film-maker who specializes in wet-plate processes.

JEANNINE STEIN has been a journalist for more than 20 years, and has written for major daily newspapers and magazines. She is also the author of two books on book arts.

JAMES LIGHTHIZER is President of the Civil War Trust.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781858945781
Author:
Elson, Mark
Publisher:
Merrell
Author:
Stein, Jeannine
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10 x 8.25 in

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History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Some 150 years on, interest in the American Civil War (1861–65) is at an all-time high, no more so than among the thousands of people across the United States and Europe who participate in reenactments. They leave their jobs and homes behind to become battle-weary soldiers, courageous generals, dedicated nurses and even eager newspaper reporters, adopting not only the clothes of the era, but also the language, mannerisms and food. In Battlefields of Honor, Mark Elsons expressive images, themselves evoking the look and style of nineteenth-century photographs, capture the painstaking attention to detail that goes into such reenactments. Exploring such themes as the meticulous choreography frequently involved in the restaging of battles, the role women played in the conflict, and the behind-the-scenes work of artisans responsible for crafting replica uniforms, weaponry and utensils, this is a fascinating documentary essay on the men and women who feel an intense, often personal connection to a monumental period in Americas past.
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