Also at the intersection of newspapers and technology this week, and another classy example of The Economist at work, you can read a collection of articles about Lincoln – i.e., articles originally published in The Economist between 1860 and 1865.
The new president-elect
“THE success of the Republican candidate for the Presidency in the United States will prove one of the greatest events of modern times, if it indicates, as we trust, no mere accidental fluctuation of public opinion in the direction of the Anti- Slavery cause, but the commencement of a permanent and sustained movement.”
See article: “The Republican President's Creed”, November 24th 1860
See article: “The Assassination of Mr Lincoln”, April 29th 1865