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Historical newspaper content is among researchers’ most sought-after primary source material. With more than 45 premier historical titles, ProQuest Historical Newspapers is the definitive newspaper digital archive empowering researchers to digitally travel back through centuries to become eyewitnesses to history.
From leading issues and events, like the U.S. Civil War, immigration, westward expansion, industrial developments, race relations, and World War I and II; to local and regional politics, society, arts, culture, business, and sports, ProQuest Historical Newspapers reveals the day-to-day news coverage to researchers and historical explorers, providing invaluable insights and information to users from a wide range of subjects.
Every issue of each title includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format. Researchers can study the progression of issues over time through these historical newspaper pages, including articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, editorial cartoons, and so much more. The ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ program contains more than 55 million digitized pages.
Front-page headlines, classified ads, marriage and death announcements, comic strips, reviews, display advertising, editorials, birth notices, photographs, and many other article types combine to help today’s researchers not only understand the news of yesteryear, but more importantly, the context in which it was made.
ProQuest makes it easy for both novice and experienced researchers to find relevant information quickly, with basic and advanced search options. And, because the newspapers in this collection reside on a single platform, users can cross-search all ProQuest Historical Newspapers titles with one another and with all other ProQuest resources a library may have.
Follow news across time and across geography, uncovering the multiple perspectives surrounding important issues and events.
Stories that spanned multiple newspaper pages are threaded together, appearing as one continuous image and further improving readability.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ is the definitive newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the 18th Century.
ProQuest Civil War Era - 1840-1865
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