Please join Pat Sproehnle and Matt Marks for a demonstration of ProQuest Civil War Era. Refreshments will be provided.
When: September 26, 2007, 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
Where: FLICC/FEDLINK Training Room, LC Adams Bldg., Rm 216
Registration: Please e-mail Jim Oliver, [log in to unmask] to register for
either session. Please forward to any colleagues who may have an
interest in the subject matter.
ProQuest Civil War Era is the resource American history scholars have
been waiting for--comprehensive primary source materials that were
previously unavailable digitally, cover a vast range of topics including
the formative economic factors and other forces that led to the
abolitionist movement, the 600,000 battle casualties, and the
emancipation of nearly 4 million slaves.
ProQuest Civil War Era was developed in conjunction with librarians and
expert Civil War scholars to meet valuable research needs as no other
resource can. It combines complete runs of regional newspapers, as well as pamphlets covering a wide range of topics. It's a deep set of
primary sources, with documents that encompass the buildup to and
evolution of the war that shaped the Nation's identity, all in original
article and page image. ProQuest Civil War Era focuses on the entire
era, from Manifest Destiny through the end of the Civil War--enabling
researchers to investigate not just the battles, but also the rising
tensions that led the country to war.
Newspaper and pamphlet sources--never before available online!
Researchers will get the full story from nearly 2,000 pamphlets and
complete runs of eight newspaper titles, covering 1840-1865, that were specifically selected for the regional and diverse perspectives they offer. The pamphlets expand on individual perspectives of government officials, clergy, social reformists, and others. Newspapers are a perfect complement to these sources offering insights on a broader range of events. The newspapers included in Civil War Era provide a variety of editorial perspectives reflecting different regions and political orientations.
Newspaper Sources (1840-1865): ProQuest Civil War Era allows researchers to follow the development of issues leading to the Civil War as recorded in the papers of the South, North, Mississippi Valley, and Border States. Many interrelated forces influenced the course of events during this 25-year period, and Civil War Era allows serious researchers to discover the details.
* Southern Titles: Richmond Dispatch (Virginia), Charleston
Mercury (South Carolina), New Orleans Times Picayune (Louisiana)
* Northern Titles: Boston Herald, New York Herald, Columbus
* Border State/Mississippi Valley Titles: The Kentucky Daily
Journal, Memphis Daily Appeal
The continuous runs of these 8 diverse newspapers are available
digitally for the first time. This single resource opens the door to
cross-searching, saving search time and enabling users to focus on their research.
Pamphlets from two important collections:
* Slavery and Anti-Slavery Pamphlets from the Libraries of
Salmon P. Chase & John P. Hale includes 166 pamphlets, speeches,
reports, legal opinions, and convention proceedings covering slavery,
and anti-slavery movements, and the conditions of African-Americans
after the Civil War
* Civil War Pamphlets 1861-1865 includes 1,758 pamphlets
illustrating the "war of words" during the conflict. These pamphlets
provide a broad ranging view of the issues and attitudes that led to the
war and its impact on American society. Included in the collection are
biographies, campaign literature, government documents, journals,
presidential addresses, sermons, and speeches.
Pamphlets (often 20-40 pages treatises) were the op-ed pieces of their
day. They provided an outlet for individuals to express their views
through an alternative channel. These respected pamphlet collections
are a perfect complement to the variety of editorial perspectives
included in the newspapers.
ProQuest Civil War Era is available on the ProQuest Historical Platform,
allowing users to cross-search it with other products such as ProQuest
Historical Newspapers and American Periodicals Series Online. Users can also record their search history, save records and searches to My
Research, and mark, print or email records. Advanced search and browse options are also featured.
James W. Oliver
FEDLINK Vendor Services Coordinator
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4935
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