Heartland’s Tim Benson is once again joined by Jonathan W. White, professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University and winner of the 2023 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, to discuss his new co-edited book, Final Resting Places: Reflections on the Meaning of Civil War Graves. They chat about how he and co-editor Brian Matthew Jordan thought up the project and how they went about gathering contributors. They also discuss how each gravesite tells a unique story of how someone lived, how they died, how they were mourned, and how they were remembered. They also delve into what death and memorialization meant to the Civil War generation and how those meanings still influence Americans today.
Get the book here: https://ugapress.org/book/9780820364551/final-resting-places/