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Victorian fashion saves a life

Posted by: | November 18, 2014 | No Comment |

Thomas Nelson Conrad of Fairfax Court House, Virginia was the third president of Virginia Tech. He played an active role in influencing Blacksburg as the location of choice for the new college, and was a Confederate spy during the American Civil War. And fashion saved his life. A troop of Union cavalry watched him enter […]

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Created in 1840, the National Anti-Slavery Standard helped contribute to the fight against slavery in the United States all the way until the Emancipation Proclamation was issued and beyond. Indeed, the Standard did not cease publication until 1870, with the passing of the 15th Amendment which effectively granted African Americans the right to vote. The […]

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View “War reporting: from Herodotus to photojournalists” on Storify

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Schudson: Chapter 2

Posted by: | December 3, 2009 | No Comment |

Chapter Two of Michael Schudson‘s “Discovering the News: A Social History of American Newspapers” (see picture of Schudson below), discusses the bitterness between William Randolph Hearst and Richard Harding Davis over a story in Cuba (1897) where three Cuban women on an American ship was  searched and stripped by male Spanish officials; Davis never states that the Cuban women were searched by men.  Source: Wikipedia      While, the Cuban women […]

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