Journalism Professors Chronicle Custer Myth in New Book
Although what really happened to Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his command at the Little Bighorn remains a mystery, the man behind the myth is as inscrutable as his final battle, two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, journalism professors claim in a new book.
Their research reveals that Custer was a self-invented hero long before the fight that made him immortal, and the stories that emerged after his death served the interest of those who wanted to control his memory.
A debate about the “real” Custer was underway even before the public learned about Little Bighorn. Edward Caudill and Paul … Read more “Journalism Professors Chronicle Custer Myth in New Book”