Find new historical collections for research and teaching at ALA Midwinter

If you will be attending the midwinter meeting of the American Library Association, please visit our exhibit for a demonstration of our new and recent collections. The acclaimed resources highlighted below were created for researching and teaching American and world history over the past four centuries. If we miss you in Boston at booth 1417, please use the links below to request more information, including pricing. 

African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956

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 Washington, D.C. REQUEST PRICING 

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. The collection also offers deep overall local news coverage, along with general regional and national news. REQUEST PRICING 

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. REQUEST PRICING 

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. REQUEST PRICING 

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. REQUEST PRICING

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. REQUEST PRICING 

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. REQUEST PRICING 

Rand Daily Mail (1902-1985)

Featuring essential reporting for nearly a century, this major international newspaper contains a wealth of unique perspectives on South Africa and the African continent. The Rand Daily Mail was the first newspaper to openly oppose apartheid and made a critical contribution to its downfall. Included are fully searchable facsimiles of every page, including articles, advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and photographs. REQUEST PRICING 

For more information about these Readex collections, please visit Readex at NewsBank 1417 or contact today.

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