Civil War: The Press-On the Sidelines or Part of the Story?



The Civil War was the first war in which the Press was actively engaged in reporting the war from the field. New technologies enabled reporters to communicate the events in a relatively short amount of time. Printing capacities enabled newspapers to show diagrams, maps and photographs of the actual battles, feeding the increasing demand of the public. The scope of the conflict generated interest from readers of all backgrounds. This is 1 of 27 lessons in the unit.

Material Type:
Curriculum Unit
Grade Level:
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
American History Across the Eras
United States, North America
Time Period:
U.S. Across the Eras