What is the essence of the city of Gettysburg I think this picture will suffice to represent the spirit of the town. Lots of Confederate garbage for sale. I wonder how they explain to their families that they earn their living off of pandering to white nationalism. Notice the picture at the top. Unfortunately there is a reflection on it, but it is a print praising American veterans. These merchants who pander to racists have the effrontery to think they are patriotic. CLICK ON PICTURES TO SEE THE ENTIRE PICTURE.
The people who run Gettysburg Military Park are maintaining the white nationalist interpretation in the book store. Here in the bookstore is a Southern nationalist understanding of geography. The South is made equivalent to the Confederacy. There isn't the use of Union versus Confederacy.
The pandering to neo-Confederates is non-stop. This mug tells us that Lee is "revered." Books on slavery are hidden away in a small section.
I am going to do a video of Gettysburg Park and city. The park service wonders why there is declining attendance and why there is little minority interest in going to the parks.
Of course one factor is that when driving to a park in a rural setting a minority person would have to worry about cops stopping them. An audiologist here in rural Pennsylvania when visiting her fiances house was stopped a couple blocks before she got there by a police officer who decided to yell at her and tell her to stop lying about being legally in the country.
Even if a minority person decided to visit a park in a rural setting they would find themselves at a park and city with a white nationalist ethos. It should be no surprise why there isn't much interest in the Civil War by African Americans.
One good development is that business is declining. The generation with a white nationalist interpretation of the Civil War is getting old and becoming much less active.
I am going to do a video with the pictures and video I took there.
Perhaps the National Park Service could hire a competent historian that doesn't see history in a white nationalist framework and do its job competently.
What is really amazing is that Civil War historians haven't given the town and park a scathing criticism.