Rebekah Oakes, Author
Becky Oakes, a graduate of Gettysburg College, is pursuing her PhD in 19th-century U.S history at West Virginia University. Becky also received her master’s degree in 19th-century U.S. history and public history from West Virginia University. She currently works as an interpretive ranger and the webmaster at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Becky’s research focuses on Civil War memory and cultural heritage tourism, specifically the development of commemorative environments. She also studies National Park Service history, and she is interested in the early development of national parks, the ranger mystique, and how people engage with nature and the "wilderness."
You can read all of Becky's posts here.