Author Interview--Evan A Kutzler (Living by Inches) Part 4

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Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we continue our video interview series with Evan A. Kutzler.

Over the Holiday Break, I had the opportunity to interview Evan Kutzler at Andersonville National Historic Site in Andersonville, GA. Many thanks to the NPS staff for accommodating us. We talked about his new book Living by Inches: The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons, which came out in December 2019 with the University of North Carolina Press. The interview is broken up so that you can easily use the material in class if you like.

Evan A. Kutzler is assistant professor of history at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA. He got his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2015. He has also published Ossabaw Island: A Sense of Place (2016) and co-edited Prison Pens: Gender, Memory, and Imprisonment in the Writings of Mollie Scollay and Wash Nelson, 1863–1866 (2018). He is a regular contributor on local history topics to the Americus Times-Recorder.

We talk about the prisoners getting used to smells:

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Evan Kutzler Interview 7 / Niels Eichhorn / March 25, 2020

We change to Public History and how to communicate things like smells to an audience

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Evan Kutzler Interview 8 / Niels Eichhorn / March 25, 2020