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Over three centuries of content covering the development of the U.S. through its most historically influential periods
American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society contains over 195 titles, starting in the Colonial era, moving through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and into the twentieth century. One of the biggest strengths of this collection is the diversity of content. While the major issues are covered, the periodicals included go beyond politics, economics and general history. Alongside titles dedicated to arts and literature, there is coverage ranging from entertainment to agriculture, building a comprehensive and expansive record of the era.
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These periodicals show how the significant events and major issues were presented and received by the people, providing a counterpoint to the major newspapers. As many of the periodicals were aimed at particular audiences, alternative views and arguments can be found on the same topics, and go into greater depth than the newspapers.
Many of the events and issues covered in these periodicals were influential in the course of America’s development, and using this archive can help researchers analyse the effect they had on the culture, values, and national identity.
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