Research assignment #1 due in class as paper copy. Using Fraser Library’s historic newspaper databases (19th Century US Newspapers Digital Archive, New York Times Archive Search, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, or The London Times Digital Archive), locate three articles that address the Civil War (three articles dealing with the same incident or three articles about separate incidents).
o You might have to play around with search terms in order to find useful material. Consider concepts and events that we’ve already read about or look for new information.
o Then, analyze the articles in a 3-4 page paper, paying particular attention to the rhetoric of journalists. How is war addressed? How are the people described? Why is this topic important?
o In addition to the research essay, please also submit your research notes for this assignment.