Historical Hack: Civil War Photographs

What you’ll learn to do: analyze, interpret, and compare photographs as primary sources

Abraham Lincoln in a photograph among soldiers at Antietam, standing in front of tents.

In this course, you have worked with printed sources – journals, newspapers, books, etc. – as primary sources. Now it is time to use your historical skills on a different type of primary source: photographs. In this section, you’ll learn about the development of photography and its growth and impact during the Civil War.