Early American Newspapers, 1801-1900
An America’s Historical Newspapers/Archive of Americana© Collection

Quick Facts

  • Features 500 19th century Historical American newspapers and more than 500,000 Issues
  • Titles selected to provide extensive coverage and political, geographic and chronological balance
  • Features wide-ranging weeklies, big-city dailies and historically significant newspapers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia

Overview

Offering titles from all 50 states, Early American Newspapers, 1801-1900 features 500 digitized historical newspapers selected to provide extensive coverage and political, geographic and chronological balance. This essential resource chronicles dramatic growth and change on both a local and national level, and provides detailed accounts of American history from the Early National Period to the Civil War to the Gilded Age. With fascinating insight into the people, issues and events that defined 19thcentury America, this collection offers new perspectives on westward expansion, industrialization, presidential elections, reform movements, Reconstruction and much more.

Extensive coverage and authoritative sources
Featuring more than 500,000 issues, Early American Newspapers, 1801-1900 includes wide-ranging weeklies, big-city dailies and historically significant newspapers from Maine to California. Key titles include the New York Herald, New York Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, South Carolina City Gazette, Dallas Morning News, Kansas City Star, San Jose Mercury News and hundreds of others. They were digitized from the acclaimed newspaper collections of the American Antiquarian Society, the Library of Congress and more than 90 other institutions. Additionally, Early American Newspapers, 1801 1900 is founded upon authoritative bibliographies to enable proper identification of titles.

Powerful search capabilities
With eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, death notices and more, Early American Newspapers, 1801-1900 illuminates major events in American history and offers an unprecedented glimpse into 19th-century culture and daily life. Researchers can easily view, magnify, print and save digital images of both articles and pages. Advanced search capabilities allow users to search by date, place of publication or article type, or to browse individual titles.

From the renowned Archive of Americana
Early American Newspapers, 1801-1900 is a part of the Archive of Americana, created by NewsBank’s Readex division. For more than 60 years, Readex has published many of the most widely used collections of primary source materials for researching American history, literature and culture. Early American Newspapers, 1801-1900 can be cross searched with the books, pamphlets, broadsides and government documents in the Archive of Americana for even further scope.

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