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Event: Newspapers in the Civil War

Monday December 4, 2017
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM


Civil War Era NewspapersStarting Wednesday, November 8, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library hosts three lectures on Civil War topics presented by Professor Hamish Lutris, History, Capital Community College. 

The Civil War was the first war covered comprehensively by newspapers on both sides. It was also the first war during the age of the telegraph, which made newspaper coverage of the war something out of the wild west - cut-throat, light on ethics, always exciting, but at times wildly inaccurate. This talk will center on newspaper coverage of the war, the reporters who covered it, and the rough-and-tumble of political reporting during the war. It offers both an often humorous view of emerging media of the time, and sheds light on the media and its role today. Register for each workshop beginning October 11, online or at the Reference Desk at 860-652-7720.

Professor Lutris has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and cultural history, World War I, World War II and the American West. All workshops start at 6:30 pm.


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