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A new approach to history: Twitter

This may sound odd at first, but give it a try:

Welcome to TwHistory. We believe that history is filled with exciting stories. We also believe that these stories can be told through Twitter; through the people who lived and experienced them. We go through journals, diaries, letters, and other original sources to deliver the day-to-day lives of people who lived through some of histories most exciting times. We broadcast this information through Twitter, and feel this is a new and exciting approach to understanding history. Instead of reading about a month-long campaign in a few hours, you experience it over the course of a month, in small, 140 character ‘Tweets’.

First up: Battle of Gettysburg with Tweets by President Lincoln and many others.

@ Gen_hooker: We have news here that the enemy has reoccupied heights above Fredericksburg. Is that so?

A tip of the hat to Kate!

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