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HIST/AAAS 379- America at Mid-Passage: Historic Newspapers

Taught by Betsy Schlabach

Find a Newspaper from a certain place and time

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.

Historic newspaper search hints

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
voting rights suffrage

From:Chronicling of America-(The Library of Congress) -

Civil War Era Newspapers

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.



Historic Newspaper Archives

Some Internet Sites with Historic Newspapers

Historical Popular Magazines


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