Here's a list of new and recently available Readex collections for researching nearly every aspect of American history and culture before the 21st century.
The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society
This digital edition of the AAS’s extraordinary holdings of slavery and abolition materials delivers more than 3,500 works published over the course of more than 100 years. Long awaited in fully searchable form, the collection addresses every facet of American slavery—one of the most important and controversial topics in U.S. history.
The American Civil War Collection, 1860-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society
This remarkable digital edition of the AAS’s widely used Civil War materials features more than 13,500 works published between 1860 and 1922. Addressing all facets of the Civil War and the critical postwar period, these diverse materials, all filmed in full-resolution color, include broadsides, lithographs, political cartoons, and more.
Early American Newspapers, Series 10, 1730-1900
Featuring some of the earliest and rarest newspapers published in every American region, Series 10 provides more than 440 titles from all 50 present states. Included are approximately 60 18th-century newspapers; 160 titles published before 1825; and 200 newspapers published between 1825 and 1900.
Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876: From the American Antiquarian Society
The largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in the Caribbean, this comprehensive resource features more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands. This unique collection is essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, and other critical aspects of this important region.
American Pamphlets, Series 1, 1820-1922: From the New-York Historical Society
The digital edition of New-York Historical Society's exceptional collection of American pamphlets captures a century of controversies, from slavery to suffrage. These 25,000-plus short works represent an extensive, yet under-researched record of American history, society, culture and contemporary life.
Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia
The Readex digital edition of the acclaimed Afro-Americana collection is a cornerstone for online research in African American studies and related fields. This unique resource, which provides more than 12,000 printed works on centuries of African American history, literature and culture, is available in a single complete collection or ten cohesive modules.
Washington Evening Star (1852-1981) — D.C.’s “paper of record” for a century
Rutgers professor David Greenberg writes that the Star “occupies an important place...in the history of America,” and journalism authority Donald A. Ritchie describes the Star as “a treasure trove of inside politics and government reporting.”
Early American Newspapers — Flexible new ways to meet collection needs
Long available by series, Early American Newspapers is now also available by both decade and era. Use these new options to meet specific teaching or research needs, or create a complete collection by selecting one or more decades or eras at a time.
American Newspaper Archives — Significant titles from every U.S. region
Newly available titles include the Baton Rouge Advocate (LA); Boston Herald (MA); Evansville Courier and Press (IN); Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX); Greensboro News and Record (NC); Idaho Statesman (ID); Kansas City Star (MO); Marietta Journal (GA); Mobile Register (AL); Omaha World Herald (NE); Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA); Rockford Register-Star (IL); San Diego Union-Tribune (CA); The State (SC); State Journal-Register (IL); Stamford Advocate (CT); and many others.
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