Chris Barr has a Master's Degree in History Education. He worked as a high school history teacher for seven years before joining the National Park Service as an interpreter. Chris's interest include understanding divisive historical memory - how do we talk about a past that divided us and often continues to do so? His research specifically dives into Civil War prisons and the Modern Civil Rights Movement. Blogging will serve as an outlet for writing about these topics since he no longer has professors mandating that he do so (and he admits, he kind of misses that).
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