Digitized full-text American newspapers. Coverage runs from the colonial era through Reconstruction.
Search hundreds of historical American newspapers from across the country, including niche publications such as abolitionist newspapers and ethnic newspapers. Limit search by year, president in office, historical era, place of publication, and type of article, including advertisements.
The AAS historical collection includes books, newspapers, magazines, graphics arts materials and other documents from the United States from the 1600s through 1912. This full-text collection is a great source for information about the early years of the U.S.
Digitized images of the pages of over 1,100 historic American magazines, journals, and newspapers from the mid-18th to early 20th Centuries
Contains page images of more than 1,100 historic American magazines, journals, and newspapers. These resources illuminate the development of American culture, politics, and society across some 150 years. Articles can be searched by author, source, and words in the complete text.
The collection is arranged in three series: 1741-1800, the period of transition from British colony to emerging nation; 1800-1850, pre-Civil War and the era of debate over slavery; and 1850-1900, Civil War and Reconstruction. Magazines of these periods cover the literature, science, religion, arts, and history of the time.
Source for the quantitative facts of American history
The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. HSUS provides data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade - quantitative facts of American History. The fully searchable and downloadable electronic edition permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest.
Scanned images of all the pages of Harpers Weekly from the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, 1857-1871, together with a series of indexes
The electronic version of Harper's Weekly from the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, 1857-1871. HarpWeek includes all the pages of Harper's Weekly as scanned images, together with a series of indexes. Harper's Weekly was a leading national weekly during the second half of the nineteenth-century, providing information and insights on political, military and social issues and events prior to and during the Civil War. HarpWeek includes news, editorials, stories, illustrations, book reviews, serialized novels, advertising and maps from the weekly. It also includes biographical information about period leaders.
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