19th Century U.S. Newspapers  Connect to 19th Century U.S. Newspapers
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This collection features publications from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the 19th century to the mammoth dailies that shaped the nation at the century’s end. Every aspect of society and every region of the nation is found in the archive — rural and urban, large cities and small towns, coast to coast and beyond. Major newspapers stand alongside those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women’s rights groups, labor groups, the Confederacy and other select groups. Also included are illustrated papers that bring the 19th century to life through the drawings of many of its celebrated artists.

The collection covers 500 titles, totaling almost two million easily searchable pages.

Coverage: 1800-1900
Journals: Newspapers (in Word format), Newspapers (in HTML format)
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Producer: Gale Cengage Learning

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 05/15/14