Access: American Periodicals Series
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American Periodicals Series chronicles the development of America across 150 years.
89 journals published between 1740 and 1800 offer insights into America's transition from colonial times to independence; Titles include Massachusetts Magazine, which published America's first short stories, and Thomas Paine's Pennsylvania Magazine, which reported on inventions.
1800 to 1860 became the golden age of American periodicals, with general interest magazines, children's publications, more than 20 journals for women, and many publications reflecting on the growing debate over slavery.
118 periodicals published during the Civil War (1861-1865) and Reconstruction (1865-1877) eras reflect the nation in turmoil and growth, and titles from the 1880s through 1900 capture the settling of the West and the emergence of modern America. Early professional journals, including Publications of the American Economic Association and Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences develop in this period.
American Periodicals Series contains the digitized images of periodical pages, so you can see all of the original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts exactly as they were originally published.
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