20 April 2015

Trial e-Resource - Nineteenth Century US Newspapers

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers contains the full-text of over 500 urban and rural newspapers from 19th Century America. We have been granted trial access until 6 May 2015.

Nearly two million pages of primary source newspaper content - most never before available online - give a unique, 'as-it-happened' perspective on newd, events, culture and daily life in the America of the 1800's. 

The19th Century newspaper press helped to create an environment of free expression that typified both America and the American.

Newspapers were the lifeblood of the new republic, and their contents helped to shape the nation’s identity, carrying not just stories that unified American opinions, interests and norms, but ones that fuelled the crucial debates of the day.

The collection includes information on:
  • American Civil War
  • African-American culture and history
  • Western migration
  • Antebellum-era life, and other major topics
Contents includes both major newspapers, and ones published by African Americans, Native Americans, women’s rights groups, labour groups, the Confederacy and other select groups.

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers is invaluable for historical research across a wide range of subjects, providing, as it does, 'firsthand accounts of history'. 

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