After looking more into the article from the Daily Picayune titled “ War of Extermination” I was able to find out more about the press itself as well as the article. The Daily Picayune was well read in the State of Louisiana and was also known in other southern states, especially during the Mexican war through Reconstruction. Another key finding I found was the impact the Daily Picayune had as well as all journalism during the Civil War. With the new technologies coming out due to the war and the journalism adding in illustrations. The press started to expand and become valuable to american citizens to stay up to date on the war. .Civil War Journalism by Ford Risley is a secondary source that I have examined. In his book he looks at both the North and the South journalism throughout the entirety of the war. More importantly he examines the impact the journalism had in the war which directly relates to my topic. Another Source I will be looking at is he Daily Picayune published in New Orleans Louisiana. The title of the article is titled A war of extermination. This is a primary source looks at the abolitionist republicans ( the union) are forcing a war upon them even though they have not broken any rules. The publisher feels that the south is in their right to continue doing and living their lives. What we need to know is what the community who reads this feels as well as how this article helped recruit or increased Confederate pride at the start of the war. Another Source I will be using to examine the media during the civil war is “The Battle Cry of Freedom” by James Mcpherson. This book will give me information and insight on the start of the war to help create a narrative of what America was like before and during the start of the Civil War.
The Civil war saw many changes in American Society including technology, however. The media and the press impacted the American citizens throughout the campaign. The Daily Picayune impacted its community by creating southern pride and increased the confederate pride at the start of the war which had an impact on the Civil War.