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African American Newspapers, including Washington DC resources, emphasizing eyewitness accounts of events during the 19th century.
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Obituaries and death notices from hundreds of U.S. newspapers.
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Explore the amazing history of you. For more information visit our Ancestry Library Edition guide.
Full page and article images of the newspaper from 1837-1985.
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Discover your family history.
Full historic content from five major black newspapers: The Chicago Defender, The New York Amsterdam NewsThe Atlanta Daily World, The Baltimore Afro-American and Los Angeles Sentinel.
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Access The New York Times articles from 1851-present.
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Gale Primary Sources
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers provides an as-it-happened window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America. Includes titles from Washington D.C.
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Research local news and history in the long considered "hometown paper of record" for the nation's capital from 1852-1981.
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Full-text access to The Washington Post, 1877-present. 
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