UNIT 15 NOTES

UNIT 15 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens...

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1 Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Unit 15: Civil War and Dissident Press VI Context of Civil War ± 19 free; 15 slave states ± February 1861, lower south has left ± Others regarded secession as impractical ± By April, compromise has failed ± 11 states secede -- South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia ± State’s rights is the issue first ± Slavery doesn’t become issue until midway through the war Context II ± North is racist; slaves really aren’t people ± Most folks don’t care much about slavery ± The war is bloody ± Technology ahead of combat tactics ± Soldiers still march in rows up to the enemy ± New bullets benefit from rifling in rifle barrels ± 6,000-8,000 die in individual battles ± Total 620,000 dead ± More than total from Revolution to Vietnam ± Half of all deaths come from disease War Correspondents ± NY Herald: $500,000 to cover war ± 63 correspondents; Times had 20 Chicago Trib, 27
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