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18 January 2018

The Foundry Series – The Partisan Press of the 1860s

In the Civil War era, most people got their news from sources that typically reaffirmed their political views. How did this biased or limited view of the world impact the political divide before, during, and after the Civil War? With Dr. Mark Summers, University of Kentucky.

Following his remarks Dr. Summers will join representatives from our modern press including the Richmond Times Dispatch's James Wallace, RVA Magazine's David Streever, and UnMonumental's Kelley Libby for a panel discussion of the similarities between the media climate of the 1860s and today.

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