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    How Can I Use Internet Text Archives (Google Books)?

    Google Books is a great resource for primary sources as they provide free access to books in the public domain that would not be in most library collections. Google has partnered with a number of university libraries, including Columbia, Harvard, and Oxford, to scan books […]

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    What are Clippings in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers?

    Few Nineteenth Century newspaper editors, particularly in the decades before the Civil War, had the resources to hire lots of reporters to cover stories in their own cities or other states. While newspapers included editorials and reports written by their own staff in every issue, […]

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    Any Suggestions for Reading Nineteenth-Century Newspapers?

    Today the New York Times states that “[their] goal is to cover the news impartially and to treat readers, news sources, advertisers and all parts of our society fairly and openly.” Newspapers in the 19th Century, however, had far different objectives. As one reads newspaper articles posted […]

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    New Online Grad Course –Understanding Lincoln

    The House Divided Project at Dickinson College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are doing something unprecedented. They are launching an open,online graduate course called “Understanding Lincoln” that will be taught by noted Lincoln scholar Matthew Pinsker in Summer / Fall 2013 and […]

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    Are larger versions of Images available on House Divided?

    Are larger versions of Images available on House Divided? Most images in House Divided’s collection have larger versions available. To check if a larger version exists, go to an image record and scroll to the bottom of the page. Look for the word “Original” and click on […]

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    How can I find all of the Zoomify Images on House Divided?

    How can I find all of the Zoomify Images on House Divided?Zoomify is a software program that allows online users to pan and zoom digital images. House Divided currently has over 160 free zoomable images in our Image Collection. These include zoomable photographs, city and state […]

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    I found a mistake on House Divided. Who should I contact?

    From June 2008 until April 2011, we plan to label our work for the House Divided website as a Draft Edition. This means that you should use with this site some caution and plenty of patience because what you see is a work in progress. […]

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    History Now – Underground Railroad Essay

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    Magazine Hails Project’s “Sophistication”

    Claiming that the fast-growing House Divided research engine shows admirable “sophistication,” Civil War Times recently reviewed elements of the project in the August 2010 issue: “The House Divided Project builds on the experience of Dickinson College’s graduates to interpret the war era. Dickinson boasts a […]

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    Grand Review Event at Dickinson Library

    On Sunday September 12, 2010 members of the White Carnation League met at Dickinson College’s Waidner-Spahr Library for an opportunity to conduct research and share information with the House Divided Project’s staff and student interns. This event was organized as part of the Pennsylvania Grand Review, […]

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