Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tweeting the Civil War

This is pretty cool if you're on Twitter (and who isn't, these days?); The Washington Post is tweeting the events leading up to the secession of South Carolina:

The Washington Post is tweeting the events leading to the secession of South Carolina 150 years ago, in the words of the people who lived it -- from journals, letters, official records and newspapers of the day, particularly The Washington Evening Star. Follow us.

There are four "accounts":  Abraham Lincoln, Governor Pickens, Letters, and Press Reports that you follow.  Pretty cool.

2 comments:

Charlene said...

I signed right up. Thank you for posting this.

I've been getting a Tweet from the journals of John Adams. They come out on the day date but 200 years earlier and are quite interesting. Here's the link: http://twitter.com/JQAdams_MHS

Pat said...

What a great idea! History comes alive for this generation in a way they can access it! I love it. Thanks for sharing!