Prepublication Discount on Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection

Explore the American immigrant experience!

Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971 presents more than 130 searchable newspapers in 10 languages from 25 states—including many rare 19th-century titles. This online collection provides extensive coverage of many of the most influential ethnic groups in U.S. history, with an emphasis on Americans of Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak and Welsh descent. "Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection opens a marvelous window into immigrant life in America. These newspapers of many different ethnic groups and diverse localities embrace over two hundred years of the American experience. In them we find many small but essential details of immigrant life, including their divisions, their controversies, and their struggles to adapt to the American environment." — James M. Bergquist, Emeritus Professor of History, Villanova University

First Release: Late Spring 2011 — Prepublication Discount Available!

Prepublication Discount on Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection

Prepublication Discount on African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

Explore new facets of the African American experience

Prepublication Discount on African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

Announcing Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports

Readex to Launch Digital Edition of Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1995

Hard-to-find reports support research into 20th-century science and history, including international political events and research developments

Announcing Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports

Praise for African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

 Our guest blogger today is Reinette F. Jones, Librarian, Louis B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky

“Some days I wonder why it took so long for there to be a an online, full image, easily searchable database that covers 270+ African American newspapers, representing more than 150 years of the African American experience. I still hug the computer monitor and say, ‘Thank you, Readex, for taking the lead and providing African American Newspapers, 1827-1998.’ I love this collection! It has revolutionized the way I research entries for the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (NKAA). I thank you, and thousands of NKAA users thank you.”
Praise for African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

Prepublication Discount Ending on African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

"Highly recommended." — Choice (January 2011)

Prepublication Discount Ending on African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

Anti-Flirtation: There Ought to Be a Law

February 27, 1923. Miss Alice Reighly, Anti-Flirt Club president, Washington, D.C.

Anti-Flirtation: There Ought to Be a Law

Writing the David Ruggles Biography: Newspapers Help Complete the Portrait of a Radical Black Abolitionist

 [This article by Graham Russell Gao Hodges, George Dorland Langdon Jr. Professor of History and Africana & Latin American Studies, Colgate University first appeared in the February 2011 issue of The Readex Report.]

Writing the David Ruggles Biography: Newspapers Help Complete the Portrait of a Radical Black Abolitionist

100 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1911

One hundred years ago this month, Ronald Reagan was born in the Illinois village of Tampico. Other prominent Americans born in 1911 include Lucille Ball, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Bishop, Hank Greenberg, Spike Jones and Tennessee Williams. What else happened in 1911? Here’s a brief look at six memorable events from a century ago.

Amundsen reaches the South Pole.

Source: National Library of Australia

100 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1911

New Issue Available: The Readex Report (February 2011)

In our latest issue, you'll find an overlooked lion of abolitionism; a humorous commentary on a dated matrimonial primer; unsung talents from the golden age of radio; and a fresh conversation with a Beat Generation icon. Writing the David Ruggles Biography: Newspapers Help Complete the Portrait of a Radical Black Abolitionist 

By Graham Russell Gao Hodges, George Dorland Langdon Jr. Professor of History and Africana & Latin American Studies, Colgate University

New Issue Available: The Readex Report (February 2011)

The Muslim Brotherhood Through the FBIS Looking-Glass

Hassan al-Banna

The Muslim Brotherhood Through the FBIS Looking-Glass

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