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African American Newspapers, Series 2


A century and a half of the African American experience
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  • The essential complement to African American Newspapers, Series 1
  • Dramatically increases coverage of this genre, including many rare titles
  • The world’s most comprehensive collection of its kind

African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1956—a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind collection—complements and expands on African American Newspapers, Series 1, 1827-1998. The more than 75 newly available newspapers in Series 2, all written for or by African Americans, enable students and scholars to make new discoveries regarding the lives of African Americans as individuals, an ethnic group and Americans.

No Other Collection Like It
Together, the two series of African American Newspapers far surpass any other collection. With coverage from every region of the United States, African American Newspapers, Series 2, features newspapers from 22 states plus the District of Columbia. It significantly increases the number of available primary sources for researchers across African and African American studies; political science; ethnic studies; diaspora studies; women’s studies; and cultural, literary and social history. Key titles include Frederick Douglass’s New National Era (Washington, DC), Washington Tribune (Washington, DC), Chicago Bee (Chicago, IL), The Louisianian (New Orleans, LA), The Pine and Palm (Boston, MA), National Anti-Slavery Standard (New York, NY), New York Age (New York, NY), Harlem Liberator (New York, NY), North Carolina Republican and Civil Rights Advocate (Weldon, NC), Southern News (Richmond, VA) and many others.

Abolitionism to black church to Harlem Renaissance
 Including many rare titles never before available online, Series 2 captures the voice of African American society and culture. Users can compare and contrast African American viewpoints on practically every major theme in American history. Coverage chronicles life in the Antebellum South, the spread of abolitionism, the growth of the black church, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Jim Crow era, the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, and the early civil rights movement.

Titles expertly selected from leading repositories
While African American Newspapers, Series 1, was created from the extensive newspaper archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society, and the Library of Congress, Series 2 was created from the remarkable holdings of the American Antiquarian Society, Center for Research Libraries, the Library of Congress, and New York Public Library. Selections were guided by James Danky, editor of the monumental African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography.

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“...immensely helpful…”
“...scholars are rediscovering the richness of this rare primary source material.”
Britt Rusert, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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This product supports the following subjects
African American Studies
American Studies
Ethnic Studies
US History
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