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Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective

Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective
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1860 - 1865. (Accessible Archives) limited to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Texas at Austin fulltext of articles available
Provides full text access to selected articles published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865 from The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer. Begins with the events preceding the outbreak of war at Fort Sumter, continues through the surrender at Appomattox, and concludes with the assassination and funeral of Abraham Lincoln. Since the major events are described in detail by both Union and Confederate papers, their opposing perspectives are readily available for comparative evaluation. Includes descriptive news articles, eye-witness accounts and official reports of battles and events, editorials, advertisements and biographies as well as other topics of the day.
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Archival Collections and Primary Sources
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Historical Newspapers
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