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Irish Historical Newspapers
Readex is delighted to announce a partnership with Irish Newspaper Archives Ltd., of Dublin, to be the exclusive seller in North America of a new collection titled Irish Historical Newspapers. Spanning more than 250 years—from 1738 to 2004—Irish Historical Newspapers contains 15 essential papers from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Irish Historical Newspapers is delivered on a native interface with all of the functionality users expect.

African Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1925
Expanding the coverage found in the inaugural edition of African Newspapers, this second series delivers more than 50 additional African newspapers published between 1835 and 1925. Titles from Algeria, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda offer deep and unique coverage of nearly a century of African history.  Included are such notable publications as the Demain (Algeria), Africa’s Luminary (Liberia), France Orientale (Madagascar), Al-Moghreb Al-Aksa (Morocco); O Moçambique (Mozambique), Voortrekker (Namibia), Nigerian Times (Nigeria), Munno (Uganda) and many widely sought South African titles from Cape Town, Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg. Among the South African titles are Black Man, British Settler, Cape Times, Johannesburg Times, South African Spectator and others.

Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement 2 from the American Antiquarian Society, 1801-1819
Now this definitive online resource has been expanded again, with more than 1,400 additional rare books, pamphlets, broadsides and more from the renowned holdings of the American Antiquarian Society. Required for comprehensive study of this period, these newly digitized items—all first printed during the Early Republic Era of U.S. history—substantially broaden the acclaimed Early American Imprints collection, offering expanded research opportunities in a breadth of disciplines. The materials include works of history, literature, religion, law, biography, cartography, geography, music, drama, poetry, personal accounts and confessions, as well as many scarce editions of works by women.

Early American Newspapers, Series 13, 1803-1916: The American West
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.  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.

Readex AllSearch
For the first time, students and scholars have the capability to search seamlessly across all Readex digital collections available at their institution. By consolidating all document types—historical imprints, newspapers, and government documents—Readex AllSearch enables users to make new and unexpected discoveries within one streamlined, mobile-friendly new platform. Cross-searchable collections include America’s Historical Newspapers, America’s Historical Imprints, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, FBIS Daily Reports, JPRS Reports and the World Newspaper Archive.

Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996
This crucial digital archive offers wide-ranging perspectives on human migration that stretch far beyond the borders of the United States. With firsthand accounts from reputable sources around the world, the collection covers such important events as post-World War II Jewish resettlement, South African apartheid and Latin American migrations to the United States. It also covers such controversial issues as ethnic friction, religious movements, border issues, the treatment of refugees and much more.

The Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991
From the end of World War II to the early 1990s, the Cold War was the central driving force in global politics. In addition to nuclear arms races and shifting military alliances, the Cold War years had a critical impact on many of today’s most intriguing research topics, from technology to terrorism, immigration to international politics. Spanning five decades, The Cold War brings together primary source documents from around the world to shed new light on this crucial period in world history.

Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996
No other resource better captures the global reaction to apartheid, the institutionalized racial segregation that defined South African life in the mid-20th century. As white colonists systematically stripped away the rights of Native Africans, the effects reverberated throughout the continent and the world. This one-of-a-kind collection contains thousands of translated news broadcasts and publications from both the people who experienced apartheid and those from other countries who watched, reacted to and analyzed it.

American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996
As America transitioned from the Jim Crow era to the Civil Rights movement and beyond, the rest of the world paid close attention. The only comprehensive collection covering these foreign reactions to America’s racial struggles in the mid-20th century is American Race Relations. In addition to providing unique viewpoints on America’s fight for racial justice, this fully searchable online collection also offers rare insight into race relations in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1958-1994
For anyone seeking to understand one of the world’s most complex, volatile and internationally significant regions, Middle East and North Africa is an indispensable resource. This fully searchable online archive offers firsthand reporting and deep analysis on important issues and historic events from Morocco to Egypt to Afghanistan. And with unique content not available anywhere else, it allows researchers unprecedented opportunities to delve into the cultural, economic and political forces that are integral to an array of interdisciplinary topics.

Civil Rights in America: From Reconstruction to the Great Society
From segregation to women’s suffrage to discrimination of all kinds, civil rights have shaped the course of American history. Civil Rights in America is a premier archive of official publications and primary source material related to civil rights in the United States. Fully searchable, with unique browsing capabilities and comprehensive metadata, this collection is indispensable for teaching and researching American history, political science, social justice, and related fields.

Early American Newspapers, Series 12, 1821-1900
Series 12 expands significantly on the 11 previous series, dramatically extending the political, geographical and subject-matter breadth and depth of Early American Newspapers. With more than 1,200 titles spanning 49 states and the District of Columbia, it is by far the largest selection of 19th-century U.S. newspapers offered to date. Rich with agricultural, campaign, denominational and mercantile newspapers, the collection not only presents vital new coverage of local, regional and national history, culture and daily life, but also critical facets of U.S. business, politics and religion. 

African American Newspapers, Series 2
Completing the world’s most comprehensive collection of its kind, African American Newspapers, Series 2, is the essential complement to Series 1 of this widely acclaimed resource. Series 2 now adds virtually all other available newspapers in this genre, including many rare titles—in all, more than 75 publications from 22 states and the District of Columbia.

American Business: Agricultural Newspapers
Agriculture was the dominant American business in the 18th and 19th centuries, fueling the social and economic engine that built the U.S. This unique collection, with an exclusive focus on agriculture, agricultural technology and the economics of farming, provides 200 newspapers essential for understanding America’s agrarian heritage, national character and cultural values.

American Business: Mercantile Newspapers
Spawned by the rapid growth of shipping and trade in the 19th century, mercantile papers—replete with statistics-laden information—often were voluminous with a very large format, making production and subscription expensive. This matchless collection contains a goldmine of not only essential business data but also independent coverage and objective reporting from across the U.S. and around the world.

American Gazettes: Newspapers of Record
This one-of-a-kind collection delivers more than 100 gazettes, or “newspapers of record,” all of which complied with prevalent town and city government requirements in the 18th and 19th centuries to publish official information. Providing a trove of illuminating information, these gazettes are rich with facts and figures as well as vital coverage of meetings, notices, pronouncements and news.

American Politics: Campaign Newspapers
The only collection of 19th-century American papers devoted to political campaigns and issues, this unique resource offers more than 300 titles. Covering all presidential and important regional campaigns from the Early National Era to Reconstruction, these campaign newspapers provide detailed documentation of the issues, arguments and opposing viewpoints that shaped U.S. political history.

American Religion: Denominational Newspapers
Religion was the epicenter of nearly everything in the 19th century, dubbed the age of religion. Reflecting this influence, this collection of 320+ papers provides invaluable denominational insight, as well as news and opinions on wide-ranging topics of high interest to congregants. Far exceeding inspirational homilies, the editors of these papers took stands on the biggest issues of the time: slavery, women’s suffrage and many others.

Rand Daily Mail (1902-1985)
From the Boer Wars to the apartheid era, the Rand Daily Mail published a wealth of unique perspectives on South Africa and the African continent. Now this acclaimed 20th-century newspaper is available in a complete, fully searchable digital edition featuring every page of every issue. The archive is of great value to students and scholars, opening exciting new pathways to understanding a turbulent period in world history.
 

 


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