This thesis examines the evolution of the interpretation of the battle of Gettysburg, as well as how the analysis and presentation of the battle by multiple stakeholders have affected the public's understanding of the violence of the engagement and subsequently its understanding of the war's repercussions. While multiple components of the visitor experience are examined throughout this thesis, the majority of analysis focuses on the interpretive wayside signs that dot the landscape throughout the Gettysburg National Military Park.
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- American History
- Military History
- Civil war
- National Park Service
- Signs and signboards--Pennsylvania--Gettysburg--Psychological aspects.
- Signs and signboards
- Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863--Psychological aspects.
- Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
- Collective memory--Pennsylvania--Gettysburg.
- collective memory
- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2013Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 130-138)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: History