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During the latter half of the 20th century, the science of aeronautics played an increasingly powerful role in culture, technology and military operations, influencing everything from Cold War politics to astrophysics to the communication industry...
Created from the renowned holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia, African History and Culture, 1540-1921, is the most comprehensive digital collection of historical documents related to the African continent. More than 1,300 cataloged and...
This groundbreaking online collection provides more than 60 searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English- and foreign-language titles from Angola, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia...
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...
African Newspapers: The British Library Collection features nearly 60 newspapers from across the African continent, all published before 1900. Originally archived by the British Library—the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the...
This sweeping online resource is created from the Library Company of Philadelphia’s acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection—a collection started by Benjamin Franklin that steadily increased throughout its history, ultimately encompassing more than 12,000...
Broadsides and ephemera were an affordable way for many 18th- and 19th-century Americans to express their views, share news, or distribute their writings publicly, and they vividly capture the daily lives of earlier Americans in a way that no other...
Agriculture was the dominant American business in the 18th and 19th centuries. It fueled the social and economic engine that built the United States and generated its state and local governments. Farming also stimulated and regulated pioneering, land...
The only collection of its kind, American Business: Mercantile Newspapers provides statistics-laden content from nearly 500 papers in a genre spawned by the rapid growth of shipping and international trade. Targeting wealthy merchants, professionals...
Research involving children’s books was initially driven by scholarly interest in the concept and history of childhood. But when scholars delved into early American children’s books, they found that such works provide extraordinary insight into many...
The Korean and Vietnam wars were two of the defining events of the 20th century. While the origins of both are rooted in their countries’ respective histories, much of the world regarded the wars as proxies for the larger Cold War between the United...
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...
Religion was the epicenter of nearly everything in the 19th century, dubbed the age of religion. It was a dominant cultural and social force, shaping views on slavery, politics, westward expansion and other great issues of the day. Religious belief...
In the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries, ministers and preachers delivered powerful weekly sermons that were often printed and distributed across the burgeoning colonies and towns of early America. In many communities, these sermons were the...
Apartheid, the Afrikaans word for “apartness,” defined life in South Africa in the mid-20th century. As white colonists systematically stripped away the rights of Native Africans, the effects of their actions seeped through South Africa...
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The contributions and experiences of Asian Americans are integral to United States history. From 18th-century immigrant communities to 19th-century labor rights to contemporary discourse around social justice, people of Asian descent have helped...
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Recognized as one the most important historical archives ever assembled, BBC Monitoring: Summary of World Broadcasts is now available as a digital primary source collection from Readex. This expansive resource features nearly 70,000 individual multi...
Created from the renowned holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia, Black Authors, 1556-1922 is the most complete and compelling collection of its kind. It offers more than 550 fully catalogued and searchable works by Black authors from the...
As scientists’ understanding of the earth sciences advanced by leaps and bounds in the latter half of the 20th century, concern emerged over human impact on the planet’s biology and atmosphere. The modern environmental movement grew from this concern...
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...
In the 1950s, computing devices were bulky calculating tools used mostly in military and government applications. As these machines became increasingly sleek and affordable, they transformed every aspect of life, from business to entertainment to our...
America’s Colonial and Early Republic Eras have traditionally been studied through the works of prominent writers such as Edward Taylor, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Paine. But what of the thousands of other voices typically underrepresented by...
To understand the United States in the first two decades of the 19th century, students and scholars depend on Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker. The third supplement to this renowned digital collection includes more than 1,700 rare...
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819, has been hailed as a definitive resource for teaching and researching the Early National period in American history. This incomparable digital collection contains virtually every book...
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800, has been hailed as the definitive resource for teaching and researching nearly every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America. This incomparable digital collection contains virtually every book...
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans—the definitive online resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America—has been expanded. From the renowned holdings of the American Antiquarian Society, this new collection offers...
This essential supplement vastly broadens Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819—itself the definitive online resource for exploring the culture, history and literature of early 19th-century America. Sourced from the renowned...
From the acclaimed holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia, this collection expands Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans—itself the definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America. The supplement...
Scholars and students rely on Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker for insight on all aspects of American life during the early 19th century. This supplement of more than 1,400 additional rare books, pamphlets, broadsides and more from...
The American Midwest has played a central role in shaping the nation’s history and culture, particularly during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries. During this era railroads and canals were constructed, enslaved peoples were emancipated and...
Early American Newspapers, Series 11, 1803-1899, provides online access to more than 130 titles from all 50 present states. Based on the renowned holdings of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), Series 11 offers new coverage of diverse facets of...
Series 5 delivers more than 150 valuable 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers from every region of the United States. From the acclaimed newspaper collections of the American Antiquarian Society, the Library of Congress, Wisconsin Historical...
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New England newspapers played a pivotal role in shaping the national discourse around slavery and civil rights in the decades leading up to and following the American Civil War. Abolitionists, political parties, and religious leaders all used...
Early American Newspapers, Series 12, 1821-1900, expands significantly on the 11 previous series. With more than 1,200 titles spanning 49 states and the District of Columbia, Series 12 is by far the largest selection of early U.S. newspapers offered...
Series 6 provides more than 180 important 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers from every region of the United States. Drawing from the acclaimed newspaper collections of the American Antiquarian Society, Kansas Historical Society, the Library of...
Early American Newspapers, Series 13, 1803-1916: The American West, represents the largest online collection of 19th-century U.S. newspapers from the American West. It delivers more than 2,300 titles published in all 24 states west of the Mississippi...
Series 7 delivers more than 170 valuable 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers from every region of the United States. Drawing from the acclaimed newspaper collections of the American Antiquarian Society, Kansas Historical Society, the Library of...
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In the century following America’s founding, newspapers in the southern U.S. played a vital role in capturing and shaping national and regional debates about race, slavery, and states’ rights. Political and religious leaders, pro-slavery advocates...
Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876 offers 340,000 fully searchable issues from over 730 invaluable American newspapers. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s...
Early American Newspapers, Series 14, 1807-1880 offers digital editions of many of the most notable 19th-century newspapers from America’s urban centers. It delivers long runs of 48 major titles published in 34 towns and cities in 15 states and the...
Early American Newspapers, Series 8 features full runs through 1922 of important, long-running titles from diverse regions of the U.S. Each is notable for its depth of 19th- and early 20th-century news coverage, as exemplified by the large number of...
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During the nineteenth century, newspapers in America’s industrial centers played a vital role in capturing and shaping national and regional discussions about race, slavery, abolition, and the policies of Reconstruction. While these issues were also...
Series 2 offers more than 290 significant 18th- and 19th-century newspapers from every region of the United States. Based primarily on the holdings of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), which houses a vast collection of American newspapers...
In 1830, America had approximately 200,000 foreign-born citizens; in 1880 there would be more than six million. Newspapers published by and for these newly arrived immigrants began in America’s Eastern seaboard cities, but by the 1840s they had...
Early American Newspapers, Series 9 features full runs through 1922 of important, long-running titles from diverse regions of the U.S. Each is notable for its depth of 19th- and early 20th-century news coverage, as exemplified by the large number of...
Series 3 provides more than 120 important 19th- and 20th-century newspapers from every region of the United States. Based primarily on the holdings of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), which houses a vast collection of American newspapers...
As canals and railroads snaked their way deeper into America’s national landscape—and national psyche—in the 19th century, old industries expanded and new ones were born. Cities swelled as immigrants and workers poured in to supply manufacturing and...
Early American Newspapers, Series 10, provides more than 440 titles from all 50 present states. Included are more than 60 18th-century newspapers that offer fresh insight into the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras. Among these are especially early...
Series 4 delivers more than 150 valuable 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers from every region of the United States. From the acclaimed newspaper collections of the American Antiquarian Society, the Library of Congress, Wisconsin Historical...
As the United States’ principal historical record of political open source intelligence for more than half a century, the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report is an indispensable source for insights into decades of turbulent...
As the United States’ principal historical record of political open source intelligence for more than half a century, the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report is an indispensable source for insights into decades of turbulent...
As the United States’ principal historical record of political open source intelligence for more than half a century, the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report is an indispensable source for insights into decades of turbulent...
For wide-ranging perspectives on human migration that stretch far beyond the borders of the United States, Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996, is an unparalleled new resource. This fully searchable digital archive...
From the height of the Cold War to the dawn of the Internet and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, JPRS reports document the changes on the ground during that tumultuous time. JPRS—acting as a unit within the Central Intelligence Agency—was...
For anyone seeking to understand one of the world’s most complex, volatile and internationally significant regions, Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1958-1994, is an indispensable resource. This fully searchable online archive...
From genetic engineering to fertility treatments to stem cell research, some of the most cutting-edge advances in the life sciences have stirred global controversy, prompting concerned scientists and citizens alike to question their ethical...
Beginning at the end of World War II and continuing through the Cold War period and beyond, tools of radioactive, chemical, and biological warfare played a role in many of the 20th century’s most significant events. From the Cuban missile crisis to...
The launch of the world’s first nuclear power plants and the growing threat of the Cold War in the 1950s thrust nuclear energy to the forefront of the world’s consciousness, laying the foundation for the Atomic Age. Nuclear Energy: Global Origins of...
For decades the official news source of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Pravda, was widely read both within the Soviet states and by foreign diplomats, politicians, and intelligence agencies. Researchers have long considered Pravda a...
With more than 170 foreign and 31 domestic bureaus, Xinhua, or New China News Agency, has a broad reach in China and around the world. And as the official organ of China’s Communist Party, it has long provided the country’s perspective on...
As the world’s population ballooned and became increasingly urban in the latter half of the 20th century, the risks of infectious disease and other medical crises also rose. Yet thanks to technology, laws and education, most people lived longer...
The Rand Daily Mail, published daily in Johannesburg, is a critically important title that pioneered popular journalism in South Africa. It is renowned today for being the first newspaper to openly oppose apartheid and contribute to its downfall. A...
This one-of-a-kind collection provides online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent...
From its earliest days, American theater has entertained playgoers with works that explore love, religion, politics, contemporary issues and current events, and even the simplest nuances of everyday life. The most comprehensive collection about the...
The single most important archive of American government publications, the U.S. Congressional Serial Set is an incomparably rich source of primary and secondary material on the people, issues and events that shaped the United States. Spanning nearly...
Until its demise in 1981, The Evening Star was universally regarded as the “paper of record” for the nation’s capital. Published under such titles as Washington Star-News and The Washington Star, this long-running daily afternoon paper was one of the...
From politics to human rights to environmental issues, protests and reform movements have shaped modern global society. A protest that marked a turning point in one country, however, may have had entirely different consequences for another. Readex’s...

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