Images of America: Gettysburg National Military Park,
By Jared Frederick
The picturesque Gettysburg Battlefield has long been memorialized as an
iconic landscape of Americaâ€™s national identity. The tumultuous Civil
War battle and Abraham Lincolnâ€™s subsequent address transformed the
country in profound ways that continue to echo throughout the ages. In
the aftermath of the struggle, Gettysburg National Military Park was
embraced by citizens not only as a shrine of commemoration but also as a
public space utilized for leisure, education, politics, and discovery.
This compelling photographic history documents the park from the
postâ€“World War II era onward, chronicling the dramatic evolutions the
battlefield has undergone in the wake of modern tourism. Exploring the
fascinating issues of historical memory, preservation, and popular
culture, the book paints a vivid picture of a national park at work for
the benefit â€œof the people.â€
Softcover, 6-1/2" x 9-1/4". 96 pages., 171 color photos.