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  • How common was the use of the phrase "rebel cause" in the Dispatch during the war year? Use the Phrase Search (no quotation marks required) or click here.
  • How do I search the Dispatch for people named Patterson? Using the Word search, select the "personal name" search filter or click here.
  • Were contemporary Richmonders interested in what was happening in Shanghai, China? Use the Word Search with the "place name" search filter selected, or click here
  • The Republican Party probably wasn't too well thought of by Richmond news sources, right? Use the Word search with the "organizational name" filter selected, or click here.
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  • What's the best way to find the obituary for John Edward Francis? Try the Boolean search, using "and" between John, Edward, and Francis, with the "death notice" filter applied, or click here.
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