Find a newspaper article from your hometown (Kansas City Missouri) newspaper published between 1900–
1920. Examine the language and/or word choice. How do you see people or groups referred to that differ
from how we’d refer to them today? Do places have different names? Examine the tone of the piece. How
does it compare to the way stories are written in that same newspaper today?
Note: If you cannot find something from your hometown, or if you are asked to pay for a subscription,
choose another newspaper. The Library of Congress and the Missouri State Historical Society make select
publications available online for free