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African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

This digital collection from Readex provides access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers published by and/or for African Americans from the mid-1800s to the late 1990s. Based on James P. Danky’s African-American Newspapers and  Periodicals: A National Bibliography, this collection, completed in 2011, documents cultural events and activities of interest to African-American communities of the period.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Dec 14, 2015 11:08am

African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956

African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956 expands upon Readex's earlier series of African American newspapers. Series 2 will incorporate more than 60 titles published in 17 states, sourced from collections such as the American Antiquarian Society, Center for Research Libraries, the Library of Congress, and New York Public Library.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Dec 17, 2015 9:13am

African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922 provides access to almost 70 newspapers published between 1800 and 1922 in Sub-Saharan Africa. Content features English- and foreign-language titles from countries including Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Jul 3, 2019 2:57pm

African Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1925

Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, African Newspapers, Series 2 (1835-1925) provides access to 40 newspapers published in Africa during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Content features English- and foreign-language titles from countries including Algeria, Angola, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Provider: Readex
Updated: Jan 7, 2019 3:11pm

American Business: Agricultural Newspapers

Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Business: Agricultural Newspapers will reportedly contain nearly 270 historical agricultural newspapers from 33 U.S. states, with dates ranging from 1788 through 1894. As of April 2016, the product contained approximately 12,000 issues from 31 titles (additional content forthcoming).

Titles highlighted by the publisher include: California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences (Sacramento, CA), Grand Valley Star (Grand Junction, CO), Florida Agriculturalist (Jacksonville, FL), Maine Farmer (Augusta, ME), Massachusetts Ploughman and New England Journal of Agriculture (Boston, MA), Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Advocate (St. Louis, MO), Miners...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Mar 27, 2017 4:58pm

American Business: Mercantile Newspapers

Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Business: Mercantile Newspapers will reportedly contain more than 500 historical mercantile newspapers from 45 U.S. states, with dates ranging from 1783 through 1900. As of April 2016, the product contained nearly 7,000 issues from 52 titles (additional content forthcoming).

Titles highlighted by the publisher include:Chicago Railway Review (Chicago, IL), Nome Gold Digger (Nome, Alaska), San Francisco Prices Current (San Francisco, CA), St. Louis Weekly Market Reporter (St. Louis, MO), New Orleans Commercial Bulletin (New Orleans, LA), Cincinnati Price Current (Cincinnati, OH), Miner’s Journal & Pottsville General Advertiser (...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Apr 12, 2016 7:40am

American Gazettes: Newspapers of Record

Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Gazettes: Newspapers of Record will reportedly contain more than 100 historical U.S. city gazettes ("papers of record" publishing official information) from 35 U.S. states, with dates ranging from 1796 through 1884. As of April 2016, the product contained approximately 20,000 issues from 34 titles (additional content forthcoming).

Titles highlighted by the publisher include: Daily Globe (Washington, DC), Polynesian (Honolulu, HI), Chicago Daily Republican (Chicago, IL), Bangor Courier (Bangor, ME), Natchez Daily Courier (Natchez, MS), Daily Argus (Fargo, ND), Daily Telegraph (Jersey City, NJ), Morning Oregonian (Portland,...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Apr 12, 2016 7:38am

American Politics: Campaign Newspapers

Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Politics: Campaign Newspapers will reportedly contain more than 300 historical political campaign newspapers from 30 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, with dates ranging from 1803 through 1876. As of April 2016, the product contained approximately 7,700 issues from 68 titles (many of those being short-run publications).

Titles highlighted by the publisher include: The Log Cabin (New York, NY),The Old Soldier (Springfield, IL), National Campaign Banner (Middletown, NY), The Corrector (New York, NY), Delaware Democrat & Easton Gazette (Easton, PA), United States Telegraph Extra (Washington, DC), Star of the West (Apalachicola,...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Apr 12, 2016 7:35am

American Religion: Denominational Newspapers

Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Religion: Denominational Newspapers will reportedly contain more than 320 historical religious and denominational newspapers from 33 U.S. states, with dates ranging from 1799 through 1900. Titles highlighted by the publisher include: the Pacific (San Francisco, CA), Methodist Advocate (Atlanta, GA), Sandwich Island Gazette (Honolulu, HI), New Covenant (Chicago, IL), Catholic Standard (New Orleans, LA), Christian Mirror (Portland, ME), Catholic Herald (Philadelphia, PA), Christian Witness and Church Advocate (Boston, MA), Christian Messenger (Dallas, TX), Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)  and others [see...

Provider: Readex
Updated: May 30, 2019 4:24pm


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