Reading Newspapers Archive

  • Ripley (OH) Bee, “The John Brown Investigation,” July 5, 1860

    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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