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History and current events.

MCPL's Electronic Resources for History & Current Events

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For a listing of MCPL's oldest periodicals, both local and general, dating back as early as 1765, please see Long-Run Periodicals in the MCPL Collection.

150 Years Ago This Week - Maryland in the Civil War

Sixth Regiment Massachusetts Troops, from the Cator Collection of Baltimore Views150 Years Ago this Week in the Civil War is a project of the Periodicals Department of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Drawing from its collection of historical newspapers from around the State of Maryland, the Periodicals Department will post one 150 year-old newspaper article every week for the four year duration of the anniversary of the Civil War. These articles will capture the political and daily life struggles that Marylanders faced as their cities, towns, and fields became battlefields in the difficult conflict that divided the Nation.

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