Guelzo quoted in Newsday article on reenactors

Prof. Allen Guelzo was quoted in a July 6 Newsday article about reenactors in Gettysburg.

From Newsday:

Historians say the Civil War holds fascination for re-enactors because it crystallized questions that still resonate today.

"Gettysburg is really a symbolic battle over whether the principles of American democracy will survive, or will they be too unstable to endure," said Allen Guelzo, professor of the Civil War era at Gettysburg College. "But ultimately the story of Gettysburg is whether the Confederacy would succeed in creating a slave-based society."

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