These databases contain the images of books and broadsides published in America from 1639 to the early 20th century, and sometimes beyond. Most of these materials are accessible by keywords as well as by author and title, and researchers can also search by place of publication, imprint, and language of publication. For best results, be certain to use alternative spellings.
Full-text of over 37,000 books, pamphlets and broadsides. Provides information about life in 17th- and 18th-century America, such as agriculture, foreign affairs, literature, music, philosophy, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, and witchcraft. 1639-1800.
Full-text of over 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides covering the political, social, cultural and geographic growth of the United States. Covers abolitionism, arts and literature, economic, religious, and scientific thought, and more. 1801-1819.
American Fiction 1774–1920 contains more than 17,800 titles of prose fiction written by Americans from colonial times to the early twentieth century. Titles include nearly all of the works found in Lyle H. Wright’s definitive three-volume bibliography "American Fiction: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography." Included are novels, short stories, romances, fictitious biographies, travel accounts and sketches, allegories, and tract-like tales typifying the development of American literature.
Search the full text of over 10 million volumes digitized primarily from research libraries covering all academic disciplines. View scanned pages of public domain and open access titles, or snippets from copyrighted material.
This digital collection documents key aspects of the history of slavery worldwide over six centuries, with 16 key areas of focus: slavery in the early Americas; African coast; the Middle Passage; slavery and agriculture; urban and domestic slavery; slave testimony; spiritualism and religion in slave communities; resistance and revolts; the Underground Railroad; the abolition movement and the slavery debate; legislation and politics; freed slaves, freedmen and free black settlements; education; slavery and the Islamic world; varieties of slave experience; slavery today and the legacy of slavery. The collection also includes case studies from America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Cuba. Also a wealth of useful secondary sources including an interactive map, chronology, and scholarly essays.
Collections of primary materials. Includes a Dictionary of Social Movements. Documents cover movements such as the Women's Suffrage Movement and the Guerrilla Girls. 1600-2000.
The newspapers and periodicals listed below were published in the United States from 1690 until the present. Although a few of the resources separately index by authors and subjects, most are best searched by keywords. For best results, be certain to try alternative spellings.
This enormous collection of African American newspapers contains a wealth of information about cultural life and history during the 1800s and is rich with first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day.
Full-text access to this Philadelphia newspaper from 1728 through 1800. The Pennsylvania Gazette is considered The New York Times of the 18th century. 1784-1800. UConn access only for Folio IV: "The New Republic (17841800) .
The Lily, a temperance and abolitionist newspaper, and the first newspaper for women, published under the editorship of Amelia Bloomer. This collection includes the complete run of the newspaper, 1849-1856.
The full contents of the following newspapers published for an African-American readership: Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003) The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988) Chicago Defender (1910-1975) Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1991) Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005) New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993) The Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003) The Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001) Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002) Note: This collection is sometimes referred to as the ProQuest African American Historical Newspapers.
Thousands of titles dating from 1691 - 1877. Subjects include Afro-Americana, agriculture, children's literature, education, leisure and hobbies, Masonic works, medicine, religion, science and technology, the trades, and women's literature.
Periodicals from North American indigenous communities, with an extensive list of publications produced in the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Nevada and Oklahoma, from 1828 to 2016. With over 9,000 issues, 173,000 images, and more than 1.1 million articles from 45 significant periodicals – American Indian Newspapers offers researchers a wealth of primary source material.
Digitized images of over 1,000 American magazines and journals published between 1741-1900 and often beyond. Titles range from the scientific journal Medical Repository to Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal. 1740-1900. Access restricted to University of Connecticut.
Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.1872-1979.
The Los Angeles Times (1881-1989) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.