Wednesday, October 02, 2013

TRIAL: Early American Newspapers, Series 2-9

We have a trial of Early American Newspapers, Series 2-9 from Readex / NewsBank until 1st November 2013.

To access this trial go to: and follow the link to America's Historical Newspapers.

Early American newspapers, often printed by small-town printers, documented the daily life of hundreds of diverse American communities, supported different political parties and recorded both majority and minority views. This growing digital collection of early American newspapers is the most extensive resource of its kind. With nearly 1,600 titles from all 50 states, Early American Newspapers provides an unparalleled record of the topics, people, issues and events that have shaped America for nearly three centuries.

Note that we have already purchased Series 1, 1690-1876. Details of what is available in these additional series is available at:

After trying Early American Newspapers, Series 2-9, please leave your comments below. Please specify which newspapers you are most interested in, so that we can prioritise series. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments.


Laura Key said...

These series would prove invaluable for American Studies students and scholars - particularly those from the mid-nineteenth century onwards.

Michael Hopkins said...

These newspapers are absolutely invaluable for my current project - a comparative study of British diplomats in the United States and American diplomats in Britain. It allows me to chart newspapers' coverage and opinion across the US (and not just on the East Coast). I am also recommending it to students working on my second year module on American foreign relations since the 1890s. The previous series went up to the 1870s but the current trial series covers the years up to the 1920s. It will be particularly useful for work on American perspectives on the 1898 War, the First World War and the Versailles Treaty. These newspapers also provide valuable resources on topics for final year dissertations in American history.