History Remixed.
July 25, 2011 1:08 PM   Subscribe

The Antietam artwork is quite arresting
posted by Renoroc at 1:28 PM on July 25, 2011

TBH, I am not seeing any reinterpretation here. Only the official interpretation dressed up in some generic graphic design.
posted by Zarkonnen at 3:08 PM on July 25, 2011 [1 favorite]

"As slavery became a booming industry in the South, white settlers felt the need to expand their operations. It's because of this necessity that the newly formed boundaries of these Native American nations were continually subject to rezoning and cession."

Fuckers, this isn't reinterpreted at all.

This reminds me an awful lot of my middle school American History textbook. The damn thing spent a full two and a half pages talking about the awesome and wonderful things that slavery did for our then new republic before devoting barely a paragraph to how it might not have been so great for slaves.
posted by Blasdelb at 3:13 PM on July 25, 2011

The Antietam artwork is quite arresting

The corn's too tall:
Every stalk of corn in the northern and greater part of the field was cut as closely as could have been done with a knife, and the slain lay in rows precisely as they had stood in their ranks a few moments before. It was never my fortune to witness a more bloody, dismal battle-field.
posted by kirkaracha at 4:07 PM on July 25, 2011 [1 favorite]

MOMENTUS Drunk History is an artistic collaboration to visualize and reinterpret defining moments in US history.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 5:09 AM on July 26, 2011

To be fair, the MOMENTUS site doesn't say anything about reinterpretation, just visual interpretation.
posted by HumanComplex at 8:13 AM on July 26, 2011

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