Posted by: ushistoryfiles | June 9, 2012

The Civil War in Art

I received an email yesterday announcing The Civil War in Art  – http://civilwarinart.org/.  While it seems geared toward teachers and students (there are links to lesson plans and classroom projects), I found it to be an interesting resource.  We don’t often think about what art says about how we think about ourselves – and rarely think about it during wartime – though postwar art and what it says about how the war was viewed has been examined.  (I think of Gary Gallagher’s, “Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten:How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War”.)

If you have a chance check out the site.

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