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Know-Nothings: 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 "The Know-Nothings" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    Know Nothings, American Party, Order of the Star Spangled Banner, Millard Fillmore, Philadelphia Convention
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.
  • Be prepared to distinguish between the many articles that discuss the other major political parties and political movements of the time, especially the Native American Party.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America