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A House Divided: January 16, 2011 - January 22, 2011

Tweeting the Civil War: Lt. Slemmer refuses demands to surrender Fort Pickens

The Washington Post is tweeting the Civil War, in the words of the people who lived it -- from journals, letters, official records and newspapers of the day. Follow us. Twitter recap from week one: Showdown in Charleston | Week...

By Mary Hadar  | January 21, 2011; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Dennis Frye: How did the Northern newspapers treat the news of South Carolina's secession?

The New York Journal of Commerce — a predecessor to today’s Wall Street Journal —declared that “every intelligent and sensible man, fully and clearly understands that the Union is already broken up, and that it is idle to appeal to the Southern States to continue their political connection with the free States.” ...

By Dennis Frye  | January 18, 2011; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Brag Bowling: How did the Northern newspapers treat the news of South Carolina's secession?

The New York Daily News suggested that New York City secede with South Carolina and form an independent free trade commerce center to take advantage of the changing economy ...

By Brag Bowling  | January 18, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lonnie Bunch: How did the Northern newspapers treat the news of South Carolina's secession?

As the secession crisis drew closer, what you began to see in the Northern newspapers was, first, a bit of incredulity that the South would actually secede Then you began to see a sense of acceptance ...

By Lonnie Bunch  | January 18, 2011; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Craig Symonds: How did the Northern newspapers treat the news of South Carolina's secession?

"The Times simply refused to take the action very seriously. In an editorial published on December 21, the day after the South Carolina ordinance passed unanimously, the editor of the Times, Henry J. Raymond opined that secession “does not change the relations of South Carolina to the Union in the slightest degree." ...

By Craig Symonds  | January 18, 2011; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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