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Pinkertons: 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 "Pinkertons" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    Allan Pinkerton, Billy Pinkerton, Charles Siringo, Chicago, Franklin Gowen, Harry Orchard, Haymarket, Haywood, James McParlan, Jesse James, Jim McKenna, Molly Maguires, Morris Friedman, Pinkerton National Detective Agency, Pinkertons, Robert Pinkerton, The Eye that Never Sleeps, Western Federation.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.
  • James McParlan’s last name has many different spellings in early news stories including McPartlan and McFarlen
  • Allan Pinkerton’s first name is often reported as Allen

Selected Articles from Chronicling America