March 26, 2023
Professor Ford Risley will present an illustrated talk, “Reporting the Civil War,” based on his book, Civil War Journalism. The talk will be held on March 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Centre Furnace Mansion.
The Civil War was the first American war widely reported by newspapers and magazines. Hundreds of correspondents, photographers and artists in the field chronicled the four years of fighting on land and sea. The talk will examine how the war was reported during a time when newspapers and magazines became essential reading for Americans. A colorful cast of newsmen from the North and South reported the conflict in words and pictures.