Before Twitter, before Facebook, before Blogging... there was this thing called a newspaper, and a lively public forum titled Letters to the Editor.
Don’t recall it? Not to worry.
Doug Cumming has collected a sampling of letters published in one Virginia community over more than 200 years.
With his help, we take a very personal look at history.
Douglas Cumming, PhD- Author, The Lexington Letters: Two Centuries of Water Under the Bridge [Mariner, 2011]. 26 year veteran of the daily newspaper business, including work in Atlanta, Providence, and Raleigh. Associate Professor of Journalism & Mass Communication, Washington and Lee University.