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We've Got to Get Out of This Place: Tony Horwitz Tours the Civil War South

We've Got to Get Out of This Place: Tony Horwitz Tours the Civil War South REVIEW ESSAY by Grace Elizabeth Hale And whatpettyprensión to quibble about locations in space or chronology, who to care or insist Nov? come, old man, teU the truth: did you see this? Were you reaUy there? . . . This War ain't over. Hitjust startedgood. . . . A dream is not a very safe thing to be near. -- William Faulkner, The Unvanquished s Tony Horwitz describes it in his new book, Confederates in the Attic: Dispatchesfrom the Unfinished Civil War, one day he simply woke up in the field. On a late winter morning, a group of reenactors foUowed by a film crew fought their way up the road in front of his old house in the foothiUs of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Horwitz begins his ethnography of CivU War sites and remembrance communities barely out of his pajamas, drinking coffee with the self-named Soudiern Guard. The conversation turns into an invitation to join them, an offer the boyhood CivU War-buff turned Pulitzer Prize-winning journaHst cannot refuse. As the field broadens beyond die reenactors to include "the places and people who kept memory of the conflict aHve in the present day" ( 1 8 ), Horwitz http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

We've Got to Get Out of This Place: Tony Horwitz Tours the Civil War South

Southern Cultures , Volume 5 (1) – Jan 4, 1999

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REVIEW ESSAY by Grace Elizabeth Hale And whatpettyprensión to quibble about locations in space or chronology, who to care or insist Nov? come, old man, teU the truth: did you see this? Were you reaUy there? . . . This War ain't over. Hitjust startedgood. . . . A dream is not a very safe thing to be near. -- William Faulkner, The Unvanquished s Tony Horwitz describes it in his new book, Confederates in the Attic: Dispatchesfrom the Unfinished Civil War, one day he simply woke up in the field. On a late winter morning, a group of reenactors foUowed by a film crew fought their way up the road in front of his old house in the foothiUs of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Horwitz begins his ethnography of CivU War sites and remembrance communities barely out of his pajamas, drinking coffee with the self-named Soudiern Guard. The conversation turns into an invitation to join them, an offer the boyhood CivU War-buff turned Pulitzer Prize-winning journaHst cannot refuse. As the field broadens beyond die reenactors to include "the places and people who kept memory of the conflict aHve in the present day" ( 1 8 ), Horwitz

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jan 4, 1999

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