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From Wampum to Phillis Wheatley: Communications in Early America
Professor: Christine DeLuciaSpring 2021
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Early American Newspapers Series 1
Publication Dates: 1690-1876
Part of the America's Historical Newspapers database. Contains the full text of historical American newspapers, focusing largely on the 18th century.
Early American Imprints: Evans 1639-1800
Publication Dates: 1639-1800
Contains electronic editions of books, pamphlets and broadsides from the 17th and 18th century detailing life in America at that time.
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Searching Full-text Newspapers
Think like a journalist.
What words would they use?
vocabulary in use at the time
. (e.g., Negroes instead of African American)
Combine synonyms with
to increase results. (e.g., conservatives OR right-wing)
to get multiple endings of a word. (e.g., integrat* for integrate, integration, integrating, etc.)
To get words closer together, use
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"citation and abstract"
(if available) to get more precise results.
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