Readex announces Early American Newspapers, Series 13, 1803-1916: The American West
Thousands of exceedingly rare U.S. newspapers published in every state West of the Mississippi River Many of the earliest and most valuable small-town titles from across the expanding American frontier A century of Western America—from Lewis & Clark to the Progressive Era—online for the first time.
Early American Newspapers, Series 13 represents the largest online collection of 19th-century U.S. newspapers from the American West. It delivers approximately 2,500 titles published in all 24 states west of the Mississippi River, plus a number of titles published east of the Mississippi for valuable political and economic context. Filling a critical gap in the previous series, Series 13: The American West enormously extends the geographical breadth and depth of Early American Newspapers.
Exclusive access to rare and influential Western newspapers
For the first time ever, students and scholars have online access to thousands of titles offering new opportunities for fresh discoveries on nearly every aspect of American settlement and frontier life. Series 13: The American West features not only many of the earliest and rarest titles published in each Western region—many of which represent the only surviving record of local people, places and events—but also some of the West’s most successful and influential newspapers.
Among the large number of notable titles are The Glacier (Fort Wrangell, AK), El Fronterizo (Tucson, AZ), The Arkansas Star (Little Rock), Daily Alta California (San Francisco), Rocky Mountain Herald (Denver, CO), Honolulu Times (HI), Yankee Fork Herald (Bonanza City, ID), Iowa Territorial Gazette and Advertiser (Burlington), Kansas Territorial Register (Leavenworth), New-Orleans Times (LA), St. Paul Daily Dispatch (MN), St. Louis Globe-Democrat (MO), Virginia Tri-Weekly Post (MT), Frontier Index (Kearney, NE), Gold Hill Daily News (NV), Santa Fe Gazette (NM), Fargo Republican (ND), The Indian (Pawhuska, OK), Oregon Sentinel (Jacksonville), Dakota Pioneer (Aberdeen, SD), San Antonio Ledger (TX), Salt Lake Daily Tribune (UT), Daily Pacific Tribune (Seattle, WA) and Cheyenne Daily Sun (WY).
For teaching and research across the humanities and social sciences
Designed in part to meet multidisciplinary research and teaching needs—including Borderland Studies and Immigration Studies— Series 13 provides vital new coverage of the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.S.-Canada border and the many places where American and Native American territories and reservations meet. In addition to extensive coverage of American and European immigrants, this series offers news and opinions on Trans-Pacific immigrants, including Chinese labor families who arrived to work on the railroad. Other richly supported disciplines include Native American, Frontier, Ethnic, Gender, Environmental and Post-Colonial Studies.
In short, Series 13: The American West covers the history, culture and daily life of hundreds of Western small towns and provides new perspectives on a myriad of topics crucial to American studies