The Library of Congress's web site, Chronicling America has a search engine that will identify what newspapers were available in a particular place and time for U.S. newspapers. Click on this link to search the Newspaper Directory.
Because language changes, be sure to use search terms used at the time the materials were created, even if those terms are now obsolete. For example, the following historic terms will produce more results than their modern-day counterparts:
|Modern Usage vs. Historic Usage comparison table|
|Modern Usage||Historic Usage|
|gas, service station||filling station|
|African American||Afro American, Negro|
From:Chronicling of America-(The Library of Congress) - http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/
Pennsylvania Civil War Collection - newspapers from the civil war era from 1831 to 1877.
Richmond Daily Dispatch - news from the capitol of the Confederacy from 1860-1865.
American Civil War Newspapers includes the ability to browse by subject
Civil War Newspapers 1859-1866 is a listing of online Civil War era newspapers organized by city name.
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