Google Books Ngram Viewer

Graph these comma-separated phrases:
case-insensitive
between and from the corpus with smoothing of .  
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1850 - 1867 1868 - 1917 1918 - 1927 1928 - 1962 1963 - 1978 a handful of men is English
1850 - 1881 1882 - 1904 1905 - 1909 1910 - 1980 1981 - 2008 a handful of men are English

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