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World War I Draft: 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 "World War I draft" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    draft, conscription, registration, Selective Service, Selective Draft, Enoch Crowder, American Protective League, conscientious objector, as well as the pejorative words slacker and evader
  • 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 1917 and 1919.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America