America's Historical Newspapers makes it easy for students to search and browse hundreds of U.S. newspapers published from 1690 through the 20th Century, including titles from all 50 present states. This coverage of topics, issues, events and people gives students a better understanding of not only the past, but also its lingering impact on present-day issues and events.
Cross-curricular materials to support all courses and programs
With America's Historical Newspapers, students and professors can explore virtually every aspect of the daily life, culture, government, inventions and social issues from the Colonial Era, the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I, Vietnam War, the Great Depression, World War II, roaring Twenties, Civil Rights Movement, Cold War through Globalization and the Information Age. In addition to regional weeklies and big-city dailies, this extensive resource also features African American and Native American newspapers of unique historical importance. Students can quickly access fully searchable news stories, illustrations, advertisements, cartoons and much more.
America's Historical Newspapers fosters primary source research skills, offers a variety of perspectives to help students think critically, and facilitates the tracking of trends, issues and events. By offering original documents exactly as they appeared in print, America's Historical Newspapers supports General Education Requirements and Core Competencies required by all degree-seeking students, especially those in Communications, Humanities, Business and Social Sciences programs. The resource offers a wealth of topics for English Composition classes and insight into the historical background of literary works of the time. In addition, Women's Studies, marketing and design, education and many other classes will find relevant topics for research.
Timeline-based searching for fast, useful results
America's Historical Newspapers features a timeline-based interface created specifically for the research needs of students. The timeline is divided into key eras in U.S. history - from Colonial times to Globalization and the Information Age. Each era features coverage pertaining to Government, Military and Political Events; Social and Cultural Issues; and Discoveries, Inventions and Firsts with hundreds of timeline topics available. Each topic addressed includes an overview, links to related articles and suggested search terms to continue research. Articles are labeled (pro/con piece, speech, first-hand account, battle report, etc.) to help students quickly identify content that will prove useful for course assignments and individual research.
Newly released for Community Colleges, America's Historical Newspapers contains primary source content that has been widely recognized by Universities as vital to a student's learning experience.