The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Illustrated Press

Joshua Brown, Executive Director of the American Social History Project and Professor of History at the Graduate Center, CUNY, discusses the pictorial journalism of the Civil War and the ways battlefront artists covered the conflict before photography could document warfare. This talk took place on July 11, 2012, as part of The Visual Culture of the American Civil War, an NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers.



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Katz, Harry L., and Virga, Vincent. Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront. New York, 2012.

Thompson, William Fletcher. The Image of War: The Pictorial Reporting of the American Civil War. New York, 1959.