Writing with Scissors: Scrapbooks from the Civil War
Ellen Gruber Garvey
November 30, 2012
Ellen Gruber Garvey, author of "Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance."
Gerry's Monologue - "This is Gerry Prokopowicz, with Civil War Talk Radio,...
...today we are faced with an overload of information, from tweets and emails and texts, from the Internet, from over the air sources. It is hard to manage it all. It was hard in the 19th century to manager it too. Telegraph, the telegram, the newspapers, new cheap newspapers. New forms of information flooded that century as well. How did people handle it? One way was to chop it up and paste it in a book, in an order of your own choosing. How did people do this during the Civil War era? We will find out today, when we talk with Dr. Ellen Gruber Garvey, author of "Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance," on Civil War Talk Radio.
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