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Esperanto: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of "Esperanto" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    artificial language, Dr. Ludwig L. Zamenhof, Esperantist, Esperanto, Green Star, international auxiliary language, International Esperanto Congress, Samenhof, Volapuk.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.
  • Many articles compare Esperanto to Volapuk or Pasilingua—slightly earlier attempts at a universal language.
    In contrast, Ido emerged in 1907 as a revision of Esperanto.
    Researchers should be careful to distinguish these languages from Esperanto.
  • Many early articles spell Zamenhof as Samenhof.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America