Open a New Dimension for American Communication

By Camilla F. Chandelier Published May 27th, 1844 “What hath God wrought?”—the sentence, unsealing the United States of America to the new better world, was sent from Washington, DC to Baltimore on this past Friday, May 24th, 1844, by Samuel F. B. Morse1 and his “TELEGRAPH.” Rather than walking to them, knocking the doors, and having…

A Look into the Future of Women’s Rights

By Victoria Rose, July 1848 Upon first seeing the announcement of the Seneca Falls convention in our sister paper, the Seneca County Courier, I was truly beside myself with joy. The announcement appeared earlier this July in the Courier, and small though the typeface was, it’s physical size did nothing to undermine the revolutionary beginning…

A Desperate Plea for a Divine Plan

August 19, 1850: By Jonas Johnston Washington, D.C.- The American Colonization Society, which founded Liberia in 1830 with the assistance of our good President James Monroe1, has recently put out a request for the people of the United States to raise twenty thousand dollars in a fundraising attempt to buy and establish a series of…

Formatting your post

Date, by Nom de Plum. This is a temporary post to help you understand how to format your blog post BEFORE you publish. Title: all good blog posts and journalistic pieces have creative titles, of course. These are designed to both inform and hook the reader. In the 21st century, these have morphed into “click-bait.”…

A Reflection on the Cotton Economy

December 21, 1850 Through my 50 years of journalism, I have been present for the rise of the cotton industry. When I first began my writing, cotton was rarely present in southern farms, dominated by unstable crops such as tobacco and rice. These crops were either horribly unreliable, with constantly fluctuating prices (tobacco) or unfortunately…