A podcast of historic journalism for young writers, Byline uncovers fascinating stories from the printed past and examines the lives of forgotten reporters.
Telegraph Talk and Talkers
In its written form telegraphese, or "Morse," as it is called in the vernacular, is rarely seen. Yet as a vehicle of expression it is, to the initiated, as harmonious, subtle, and fascinating as the language of music itself.
Disbanding the Union Army, part 2
As soon as the order to disband the volunteers had gone forth, the North had begun to ask itself what they were going to do with the million men about to inundate them.
Disbanding the Union Army, part 1
Great numbers of them had gone into the army boys and had been made men by danger and suffering.
Disbanding the Confederate Army, part 2
The disbanded army faced their hard situation like the brave men they were, and joined patiently in one of the gravest tasks in the history of the world—the Reconstruction of the South.
Disbanding the Confederate Army, part 1
The worst of the ordeal of these men, who had begun to disband in this haphazard way, was not getting home, it was what they found when they got there.
My Life in the Underworld, part 3
Here was I, under sentence, after a farce of a trial wherein I was denied not only my right of trial by jury, but my right to plead guilty or not guilty.