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American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection, 1684-1922

Dates Covered & Contents:

“This important primary source database is a collaboration between the American Antiquarian Society (founded 1812) and Gale. It contains the page images of more than 6,500 American magazines and journals.
 
“The periodicals focused on American concerns and were predominantly published in the United States or Canada, though some were published overseas by Americans living abroad. The collection offers multiple perspectives on the thought, culture, and society of North America through the eyes of those who lived it, showing how history affected citizens from all walks of life.” Topics covered in these periodicals include “colonial life and the growing tensions between colonists and their oversea rulers leading up to the American Revolution,” as well as concerns such as rapid westward expansion, early industrialization, and regional differences reflected in the growing tension over slavery between North and South. “The Civil War and Reconstruction eras are well represented, documenting the conflict and its aftermath….
 
“Early twentieth century titles document the second Industrial Revolution, immigration, women’s rights, World War I, as well as fashion and music during the Roaring Twenties.

Access

  • Free via WWW – World Wide Web

Our licensing agreements require that off campus access to most of these electronic resources be limited to students, faculty and staff of The College of New Jersey. However, all resources are available from within the library.

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