Historical newspapers are a key source of information on national as well as local affairs, events and people. They offer incomparable insight into all areas of life, often capturing the political and philosophical viewpoints of the time. These resources provide countless opportunities for researchers and scholars at any level and are essential for an accurate understanding of the vitality and diversity of life in any given time period – especially important for genealogical research.
This compelling and comprehensive new database provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages (over 28 million articles) of primary source newspaper content from the 19th-century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history,Western migration and the Antebellum-era among other subjects. Content was sourced from a variety of Institutions, including:
"Newspaper databases like this one will be of great interest to a variety of library users, from the general public searching genealogical records, to students of all levels, to historians doing primary research. Purchase of one (or more) digitized newspaper databases is essential for libraries."
--Choice, October 2007