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Cameron C. Nickels

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737479

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737479.001.0001

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Civil War Humor, A Paper War

Civil War Humor, A Paper War

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(p.3) Introduction Civil War Humor, A Paper War
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Civil War Humor
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Cameron C. Nickels

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737479.003.0001

The American Civil War coincided with the proliferation of inexpensive print media. In the North, telegraphy meant that the latest news was made available for consumers, while railroads delivered illustrations from the battle front. Advances in lithography and printing also fed the public’s appetite for news quickly and inexpensively in a wide variety of saleable forms. This introductory chapter discusses Civil War humor in music and songs; pictorial, or “patriotic” envelopes—envelopes with drawings and brief verbal captions; comic valentines; and magazines and newspapers.

Keywords:   Civil War, print media, North, South, Confederacy

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