Experience the trials and triumphs of a growing nation through nineteenth-century America's newspaper coverage
As the new American nation emerged in the 1800s, the first draft of its history was written by those who experienced and recorded it on the pages of urban and rural newspapers. As the primary source of news and information on national and local affairs, these pages are invaluable for historical research across a spectrum of subjects.
Gale's 19th Century U.S. Newspapers -- a full-text searchable, facsimile-image database -- provides an as-it-happened window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America that is of interest to both professional and general researchers. The collection features publications of all kinds, from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the nineteenth century to the mammoth dailies that shaped the nation at the century's end. Every aspect of society and every region of the nation is found in the archive -- rural and urban, large cities and small towns, coast to coast, etc. Includes major newspapers as well as those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women's rights groups, labor groups, the Confederacy, and other groups and interests. Also included are illustrated papers that bring the nineteenth century to life through the drawings of many artists. (publisher Nov 2019)