Newsbank Historical Newspapers contains detailed images of America's historic newspapers, 1690-2000. Especially useful includes the clustered topics on the front page, which are split up by era.
Tips for Analyzing a Newspaper - audio/textual clips of Barbara Clark Smith, Curator of Social History at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
Fascinated by early newspapers? You might want to browse these books that provide a historical overview and greater context for the role and state of journalism, especially during the colonial period.
Sample Book Review Citation (Chicago Manual of Style):
Kamp, David. “Deconstructing Dinner.” Review of The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan. New York Times, April 23, 2006, Sunday Book Review.
Sample Early Newspaper Article Citation (CMS):
New York Gazette. “The following Piece, on the Subject of Theatrical Entertainments, is Recommended to the Serious.” December 7, 1761. NewsBank: America’s Historical Newspapers.
See the Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide for other common citations.
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