The Civil War Connections Blog

So, I called myself Pip…..

On this day in 1861, Chapters 48 & 49 of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations appeared in serial form in Harper’s Weekly.

Harper’s also reprinted a poem from Punch magazine with the British view of the American war.

O JONATHAN and JEFFERSON, come listen to my song;
I can’t decide, my word upon, which of you is most wrong.
I DO DECLARE I AM AFRAID TO SAY WHICH WORSE BEHAVES,
THE NORTH, IMPOSING BONDS ON TRADE, OR SOUTH, THAT MAN ENSLAVES.