Explore daily life in dozens of 19th-century American cities
Created in partnership with the American Antiquarian Society, Early American Newspapers, Series 14 offers digital editions of many of the most notable 19th-century newspapers from America’s urban centers. It delivers long runs of 48 major titles published in 34 towns and cities in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
Each paper has been selected not only to represent the new forms of journalism that emerged during this pivotal period in U.S. history, but also to enable longitudinal studies—an increasingly popular methodology for historical and literary research.
Prominent titles include the New York Journal of Commerce, Democratic Press (Philadelphia), Liberty Hall and Cincinnati Gazette, Detroit Advertiser and Tribune and many others—all of which strongly support the 19th-century U.S. history curriculum.
For teaching and research across the humanities and social sciences
The 19th century was a time of profound transformation for American journalism. In urban areas in particular, newspapers began venturing beyond politics and economics to report on literature, religion, art and popular culture. Even the concept of news itself changed; newspapers began covering sports, travel, society, health, food and humor. For today’s researchers, these changes could not have occurred at a better time: just as debates over slavery, immigration, women’s suffrage and worker’s rights began intensifying, newspapers began publishing real debates that reflected viewpoints of wide-ranging racial and socio-economic groups.
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