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Harper's Weekly

Collection Overview

This online version of the Harper's Weekly 1865 volume was a pilot project to assess the costs of digitizing and encoding 19th-century journals.The editor's note for the year provides insight into why this volume was chosen:

The year now closing is the most eventful in American History. The Battles about Richmond, General Sherman's March through the Carolinas, the Siege of Mobile, the Surrender of the Rebel Armies, followed speedily by the capture of Davis and the collapse of the Confederacy, the tragic death of Lincoln, and the operation of President Johnson's Reconstruction Policy, have each in their turn been topics of the most intense interest. The numerous and accurate Illustrations of these events which have been given in this Volume impart to it unusual interest and a permanent value.

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