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Ragtime: 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 "Ragtime" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    ragtime music, ragged-time music, piano, vaudeville, two-step, cake walk march, syncopation, Maple-Leaf Rag, Charleston Rag, Treemonisha, Shuffle Along, James Reese Europe, James Herbert “Eubie” Blake, Ben Harvey, S. Brunson Campbell, Charles Hunter, Sissieretta Jones (“Black Patti”), Louis Chauvin, Scott Joplin, James Scott, Joseph Lamb
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results. To narrow your results for this topic, search between 1893 and 1921.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America