The Wartime Press

Here’s a wonderful panel put together by Matt Pinsker at Dickinson College covering the press in wartime.  The panelists are talking about current events, but notice how Matt keeps interjecting points about the Civil War, showing that issues the country wrestled with during the Civil War era are alive and well today.  The past is a usable entity that we can turn to in order to see how these issues were handled in the past and what resulted.

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  1. Bob Nelson · · Reply

    Another good one, Al. Thanks for sharing. Must plug Harold Holtzer’s book, “Lincoln and the Power of the Press,” which is one of the best CW books I have ever read. No strategy, no generals, no battlefield movements here. But a fascinating book on a topic IMO that is largely ignored.

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