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History: Newspapers

Newspapers are great primary sources of information about societal sentiments and events. Newspaper articles, photographs, cartoons, and advertisements can show:

  • How people reacted to certain events in history
  • What governments and local councils did and how society felt about their actions
  • Societal attitudes towards other countries or people
  • Reports of crime
  • Economic conditions, including job and product advertisements
  • Cultural and religious events, conflicts, and sentiments

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