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