Just for fun: Go to the New York Times online and punch “George Pickett” into the search engine there. What you’ll find is Encyclopedia Virginia‘s entry on the famous Confederate general. The Times has begun to syndicate our content, beginning with Pickett, in their Times Topic series. The goal for the Timesis to have such articles provide background knowledge and context for links to archived Times articles. The benefit to EV is having the Times imprimatur on content that we already knew was scholarly but accessible and just generally top-notch. Here’s an example of an article that covers the entire Civil War. Or here is William McKinley, an article written by folks at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia.
IMAGE: George Pickett