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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) -

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