Did you realize that Newspapers.com™ has a collection of more than 200 Topic Pages? Topic Pages are a free, curated collection of newspaper articles and clippings focused on various subjects throughout American and world history.
A typical Topic Page contains a brief historical overview of the historical event or subject and a curated selection of newspaper clippings related to the subject. As primary sources, these newspaper clippings can help you learn how people viewed a historical event at the time it took place. For example, suppose you would like to learn more about the attack on Pearl Harbor. In that case, you can read the summary, then explore newspaper headlines from the time, read individual stories of bravery, and see how papers reported on the events that led the United States into WWII.
Have you heard of the Lake Nyos Disaster? In 1986 an unusual natural disaster occurred when a buildup of carbon dioxide at the bottom of a lake in the West African country of Cameroon erupted into a large cloud of gas that suffocated nearly 1,800 people. Read headlines and coverage from around the world as scientists struggled to discover the cause of the tragedy.
Do you have ancestors that endured the Irish Potato Famine? See how papers from Ireland and elsewhere reported on crop failures in the 1840s that led to mass starvation, a million deaths, and more than one million Irish citizens emigrating to other countries.
On a lighter note, for those fascinated by cats, see fun newspaper stories and photographs featuring our feline friends.
Topic Pages are an excellent way for researchers, students, teachers, and anyone interested in history to explore newspaper coverage on subjects like the Civil Rights Movement, the Great Depression, WWI, WWII, Black History, Women’s History, and even Famous People in the news.