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Posted April 11, 2011
“Send me a paper, I do not know what is going on:” Civil War Soldiers’ Media Dependency
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Ellis Library, Colonnade
When the Civil War distanced combatants from familiar surroundings and put them in a bloody war, their letters home often referred to the different ways they depended on newspapers and magazines. Through their reliance on the mass media of their day, Civil war soldiers demonstrated different kinds of mass media dependency during war. This lecture will include letters from Missourians and soldiers stationed in Missouri from 1861-1865.
This event is sponsored by the MU Libraries’ Faculty Lecture Series.