Civil War Era Studies
The individual letters used to layout and print a newspaper in the 19th century were called sorts. Each letter was a sort. But the individual sorts that make up the words don't always give you the full story behind an article. They often aren't quite enough. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Out of Sorts: Finding the Passion behind the Article" (2013). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 65.