28 March 2008

Civil War-Era Newspaper Transcriptions

Well, time flies with an infant on board (as I have), and the series on utilizing Google Tools will resume soon, but in the meantime, I present a gem of a website from Vicki Betts, with numerous transcriptions from Civil War era newspapers.

The site's transcriptions focus less on battles and more on the face of the war seen by those who remained at home. Efforts to clothe, feed, and equip troops, life under blockades and wartime economy, and attitudes and actions of women on the homefronts are all explored through articles and advertisements from various newspapers.

For more, visit Vicki Betts' page.

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