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This local, historical newspaper source provides genealogists, researchers, and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts from the Louisville Courier-Journal and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time. Available content spans from 1830 through 2000, including not only articles but also editorials, comics, obituaries, classifieds, legal notices, and more. For researchers seeking an authoritative, regional perspective on national and international events, as well as local perspectives on community news, the full-text, digitized pages of this newspaper (1830–2000) are a valuable resource in a variety of fields including history, political science, African-American studies, and genealogy.
Relevant focus areas include:
African American Studies
The US Civil War
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Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, the database contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known regional and state titles as well as small local newspapers from the United States and other countries. It offers invaluable content for researchers, historians, genealogists, teachers, and students. With ongoing updates and new issues continually being added, there’s always more to be discovered.
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