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African Newspapers, Series 2


Unmatched coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the continent
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  • Online access to 40 early African publications available nowhere else
  • Valuable newspapers from ten African countries, including more than 20 titles from South Africa
  • Created in partnership with the Center for Research Libraries and its contributing members

Expanding the coverage found in the inaugural edition of African Newspapers, this second series delivers 40 additional African newspapers published between 1835 and 1925. Featuring English- and foreign-language titles from Algeria, Angola, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda, African Newspapers, Series 2, offers deep and unique coverage of the issues and events that shaped the continent and its peoples during this period of major change.

Explore nearly a century of African history
African Newspapers, Series 2, contains 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. Through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative updates, letters, poetry, advertisements, matrimony and death notices, Series 2 provides strong support for courses related to Colonial Studies, Global Studies, Atlantic World, Slavery, Evolution of Modern Africa and others. For scholars exploring diverse aspects of African history in the 19th and 20th centuries, this collection offers new source material in nation studies, military studies, environmental studies, geographical studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics and many more fields.

An integral part of the World Newspaper Archive
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL), one of the largest and most important newspaper repositories in the world, is committed along with its partners to providing sustainable access to a rich and diverse set of international scholarly resources. TheWorld Newspaper Archive presents opportunities for fresh insight across a wide range of academic disciplines while offering unprecedented coverage of events that have shaped international history, politics, cultures and daily life during the 19th and early 20th centuries. This unique resource includes historical newspapers published in Africa, Latin America, and South Asia and is an ideal research tool for students, teachers and scholars around the globe. For more comprehensive searches, the World Newspaper Archive can be cross-searched with America’s Historical Newspapers.

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“I cannot stress sufficiently how central a resource these databases are for modern scholars...”
Charles van Onselen, Research Professor, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria
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This product supports the following subjects
African & Middle Eastern Studies
War & Conflict
World History
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