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Trial access to Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

By Sarah Gilmore, on 31 March 2017

UCL has trial access to Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers until 30th April 2017.

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers¬† is a full-text searchable, facsimile-image database which provides a window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America. The collection features publications of all kinds, from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the nineteenth century to the mammoth dailies that shaped the nation at the century’s end. With about 1.8 million pages archived, every aspect of society and every region of the nation is found in the archive and it includes major newspapers as well as those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women’s rights groups, labor groups, the Confederacy, and other groups and interests. Also included are illustrated papers that bring the nineteenth century to life through the drawings of many artists.

Newspapers included are:

  • New York Herald (NY)
  • Lynchburg Virginian (VA)
  • Pacific Commercial Advertiser (HI)
  • Rocky Mountain News (CO)
  • Southern Illustrated News (VA)
  • Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago)
  • Milwaukee Sentinel (WI)
  • The Bee (OH)
  • The Mountaineer (SC)

In addition to coverage of the American Civil War, African American culture and history, westward migration, Antebellum-era life, and other major topics, the collection also includes scholarly essays on nineteenth-century American history written by prominent historians.

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