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ENG 111: College Composition I - Voting Rights in the United States (Monroe-AL)

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Put the word AND between each new idea.  For example:
      women AND suffrage

Quotation Marks
Use quotation marks around phrases:
    "voting rights act"    "african americans"

Related Terms/Synonyms
Writers often use different words to describe the same idea.  For example, one author might use suffrage, another might use voting rights.  If you don't get good results with the first terms you try, think of other related words or synonyms to try instead.  For example, to find information on women's suffrage you could search for:

women AND suffrage
women AND "voting rights"
Sojourner Truth
National Women's Rights Convention


Historic Vocabulary
When searching for older newspapers or primary documents, you may need to use words that the journalists and writers would have used during the time period you're researching.  For example, African American was not always used.  The language in documents in previous times may have included Negro or Black.