Contemporary Issues- American Civil War reenacting

confedatticIn 1998, Tony Horwitz ruffled the feathers of American Civil War reenacting hobbyists with his tale of a journey across the American South in search of answers to why people are obsessed with a war that happened over 150 years ago and nearly destroyed our nation. His bestseller was well received amongst literary critics but harshly condemned amongst the reenacting community.

Now, Atlanta based photographer, Anderson Scott is shaking things up again with his new photography collection entitled Whistling Dixie. Here are a few images from his new book.(all images courtesy The Huffington Post- April 12, 2013).

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About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.