Territorial Papers of the United States, 1764-1953
More than half of America’s states began as territories. From the 1760s to the 1950s the United States of America expanded southward and westward, acquiring territories that spanned from Florida to California to Alaska. Before they evolved into twenty-seven American states, these territories were managed by the U.S. State and Interior departments. The official history of their formative territorial years is recorded in the “Territorial Papers of the United States”—a collection of Native American negotiations and treaties, official correspondence with the federal government, military records, judicial proceedings, population data, financial statistics, land records, and more. For the first time, the Territorial Papers are available in a digital online collection, offering unparalleled research opportunities for anyone interested in the creation of modern-day America.
Twentieth-Century Global Perspectives: Announcing Five New Modules for 2018
This newly expanded family of digital resources provides global perspectives on important research areas seemingly ripped from today’s headlines: nuclear weapons, global propaganda, world protest movements, America at war, East-West policy and politics, and more. These ten collections from the Archives of the Central Intelligence Agency—including five added in 2018—offer penetrating insight into the modern world and reveal unprecedented opportunities for teaching and scholarship. Each is comprised of primary source documents from around the world, including government publications, magazines, newspapers and transcribed television and radio broadcasts, all collected and translated by the CIA between 1941 and 1996. Students and faculty will find these resources essential for classes on 20th-Century World History, Global or International Studies, Foreign Relations, Modern Diplomacy, the Cold War and others. For current events-focused classes, the resources offer countless starting points for discussion, analysis, and pro/con assessment across a period of nearly 50 years.
American Underworld: The Flash Press
The newspapers in this one-of-a-kind collection cover the seamier aspects of mid 19th-century urban life: crime, scandal, brothels and blackmail, combined with reviews of the bawdiest theatrical performances on offer and reports on sporting events such as cock-fighting, boxing and horse racing. Stopping well short of pornography, they played a delicate game with the police. With tongue-in-cheek humor, their editors often moralized against the very topics they covered, but did not shy away from including thinly-cloaked advertisements alongside. To many of their readers, the Flash Press also conveyed an implicit threat of blackmail, which often led to very ephemeral print runs. The more than sixty included papers were collected by the American Antiquarian Society, whose curators report that they are heavily researched there. They are among the rarest of all American newspapers, and are of particular interest to scholars in the fields of women’s studies, ethnic studies, urban life, criminal activity, and the underground economy and literature of the 19th century.
Nineteenth-Century American Drama: Popular Culture and Entertainment, 1820-1900
In the nineteenth century drama became the most popular form of entertainment in America while taking on myriad forms: historical plays, melodramas, political satires, black minstrel shows, comic operas, musical extravaganzas, parlor entertainments, adaptations of novels and more. All of these—more than 4,700 works in total—can be found in Nineteenth-Century American Drama: Popular Culture and Entertainment. This unique and comprehensive collection sheds new light on an enormous range of heavily studied topics, including daily life in the United States; politics, both local and national; culture in all of its forms; and the shifting and evolving tastes of Americans from across the country.
African Americans and Reconstruction: Hope and Struggle, 1865-1883
Created from the Library Company of Philadelphia’s acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection, African Americans and Reconstruction provides the raw material of African-American history across nearly 20 crucial years. This powerful digital resource brings together in a single place many of the most significant works by and about African Americans during a period of hope and struggle. Nearly 1,400 fully searchable printed works, essential for understanding African-American life from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of Jim Crow, cover such critically important subjects as the development of African-American identity; descriptions of African-American life—both slave and free; slavery and race; eyewitness accounts of African-American life in the South, the North and elsewhere; and official reports on the “progress” of African Americans. Also included are important works of fiction, poetry and drama.
African Americans and Jim Crow: Repression and Protest, 1883-1922
This one-of-a-kind digital resource offers a comprehensive survey of the black experience during the crucial period from post-Reconstruction through the early 1920s. Created from the Library Company of Philadelphia’s acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection, African Americans and Jim Crow provides more than 1,000 fully searchable printed works critical for insight into African-American culture and life. Capturing voices of, by, for and about African Americans during a pivotal period of segregation and disenfranchisement, this collection covers the evolution of African-American identity; eyewitness accounts of African-American life throughout the U.S.; relationships between African Americans and peoples of other nations; race in literature; and much more. Using this multifaceted collection researchers can easily uncover patterns of thought and compare points of view comprehensively.
Early American Newspapers, Series 14, 1807-1880: The Expansion of Urban America
Focusing on daily life in the American metropolis, 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 District of Columbia. Each title in Series 14 has been selected not only to represent the new forms of journalism that emerged during this pivotal period in U.S. history, but also to enable longitudinal studies—an increasingly popular methodology for historical and literary research. Together, their outstanding coverage of daily metropolitan life, politics, literature, religion and popular culture in the 19th-century U.S. will enable students and scholars to make fresh discoveries within innumerable topics crucial to American studies.
Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement 3 from the American Antiquarian Society, 1801-1819
To understand the United States in the first two decades of the 19th century, students and scholars have depended for generations on Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker. Now this renowned digital collection has been supplemented for an anticipated final time from the remarkable holdings of the American Antiquarian Society. More than 1,700 rare and diverse works—all newly catalogued and digitized from the originals—cover a wide range of disciplines and address a host of increasingly studied topics. Never before have researchers had the opportunity to study this pivotal period in such a comprehensive way—both in the classroom and beyond. This multi-disciplinary supplement is ideal for courses on 19th-century American history and literature. It will also be essential for scholars of economics, sociology, anthropology, and geography as well as legal, ethnic, religious and women’s studies.
Irish Historical Newspapers
Readex is delighted to announce a partnership with Irish Newspaper Archives Ltd., of Dublin, to be the exclusive seller in North America of a new collection titled Irish Historical Newspapers. Spanning more than 250 years—from 1738 to 2004—Irish Historical Newspapers contains 15 essential papers from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Irish Historical Newspapers is delivered on a native interface with all of the functionality users expect.
African Newspapers, Series 2, 1835-1925
Expanding the coverage found in the inaugural edition of African Newspapers, this second series delivers more than 50 additional African newspapers published between 1835 and 1925. Titles from Algeria, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda offer deep and unique coverage of nearly a century of African history. Included are 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.
Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement 2 from the American Antiquarian Society, 1801-1819
Now this definitive online resource has been expanded again, with more than 1,400 additional rare books, pamphlets, broadsides and more from the renowned holdings of the American Antiquarian Society. Required for comprehensive study of this period, these newly digitized items—all first printed during the Early Republic Era of U.S. history—substantially broaden the acclaimed Early American Imprints collection, offering expanded research opportunities in a breadth of disciplines. The materials include works of history, literature, religion, law, biography, cartography, geography, music, drama, poetry, personal accounts and confessions, as well as many scarce editions of works by women.
Early American Newspapers, Series 13, 1803-1916: The American West
Series 13 represents the largest online collection of 19th-century U.S. newspapers from the American West. It delivers approximately 2,500 titles published in all 24 states west of the Mississippi River, plus a number of titles published east of the Mississippi for valuable political and economic context. Filling a critical gap in the previous series, Series 13: The American West enormously extends the geographical breadth and depth of Early American Newspapers. For the first time ever, students and scholars have online access to thousands of titles offering new opportunities for fresh discoveries on nearly every aspect of American settlement and frontier life.
For the first time, students and scholars have the capability to search seamlessly across all Readex digital collections available at their institution. By consolidating all document types—historical imprints, newspapers, and government documents—Readex AllSearch enables users to make new and unexpected discoveries within one streamlined, mobile-friendly new platform. Cross-searchable collections include America’s Historical Newspapers, America’s Historical Imprints, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, FBIS Daily Reports, JPRS Reports and the World Newspaper Archive.
Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996
This crucial digital archive offers wide-ranging perspectives on human migration that stretch far beyond the borders of the United States. With firsthand accounts from reputable sources around the world, the collection covers such important events as post-World War II Jewish resettlement, South African apartheid and Latin American migrations to the United States. It also covers such controversial issues as ethnic friction, religious movements, border issues, the treatment of refugees and much more.
The Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991
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 intriguing research topics, from technology to terrorism, immigration to international politics. Spanning five decades, The Cold War brings together primary source documents from around the world to shed new light on this crucial period in world history.
Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996
No other resource better captures the global reaction to apartheid, the institutionalized racial segregation that defined South African life in the mid-20th century. As white colonists systematically stripped away the rights of Native Africans, the effects reverberated throughout the continent and the world. This one-of-a-kind collection contains thousands of translated news broadcasts and publications from both the people who experienced apartheid and those from other countries who watched, reacted to and analyzed it.
American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996
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 century is American Race Relations. In addition to providing unique viewpoints on America’s fight for racial justice, this fully searchable online collection also offers rare insight into race relations in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1958-1994
For anyone seeking to understand one of the world’s most complex, volatile and internationally significant regions, Middle East and North Africa is an indispensable resource. This fully searchable online archive offers firsthand reporting and deep analysis on important issues and historic events from Morocco to Egypt to Afghanistan. And with unique content not available anywhere else, it allows researchers unprecedented opportunities to delve into the cultural, economic and political forces that are integral to an array of interdisciplinary topics.
Civil Rights in America: From Reconstruction to the Great Society
From segregation to women’s suffrage to discrimination of all kinds, civil rights have shaped the course of American history. Civil Rights in America is a premier archive of official publications and primary source material related to civil rights in the United States. Fully searchable, with unique browsing capabilities and comprehensive metadata, this collection is indispensable for teaching and researching American history, political science, social justice, and related fields.
African American Newspapers, Series 2
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 the District of Columbia.
Rand Daily Mail (1902-1985)
From the Boer Wars to the apartheid era, the Rand Daily Mail published a wealth of unique perspectives on South Africa and the African continent. Now this acclaimed 20th-century newspaper is available in a complete, fully searchable digital edition featuring every page of every issue. The archive is of great value to students and scholars, opening exciting new pathways to understanding a turbulent period in world history.