The making of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park : a devil, two rivers, and a dream /

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is most widely known today for the attempted slave revolt led by John Brown in 1859, the nucleus for the interpretation of the current national park. Here, Teresa S. Moyer and Paul A. Shackel tell the behind-the-scenes story of how this event was chosen and pre...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Moyer, Teresa S., 1976-
Other Authors: Shackel, Paul A.
Format: eBook
Published: Lanham : Altamira Press, c2008.
Series:American Association for State and Local History book series.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Harpers Ferry and its place in history
  • Remembering Harpers Ferry
  • The local campaign for a national monument
  • Local residents and the National Park Service
  • Harper House and the Women's Clubs of West Virginia
  • John Brown : devil, hero, terrorist, and abolitionist
  • Civil War commemoration and preservation
  • Industry, archaeology, and a working-class history
  • Making African-American history prominent at Harpers Ferry
  • Time freezing : Harpers Ferry and its place in time
  • Lessons learned--or not--at Harpers Ferry.