About 19th Century U.S. Newspapers

19th Century U.S. Newspapers

As a new American nation emerged in the 1800s, the first draft of history was written by those who experienced it and recorded it in newspaper pages from coast to coast. Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers provides an as-it-happened window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America that is of interest to both professional and general researchers.

19th Century US Newspapers

19th Century U.S. Newspapers

American newspapers from 1800s with a huge collection of urban and rural newspapers from coast to coast.

This online resource provides content and images from a range of urban and rural U.S. newspapers. It allows users to:

  • Access 500 19th century U.S. newspaper titles;
  • See nearly 2 million full text searchable pages with illustrations and advertising;
  • View digitized content that has never been accessible online before from the archives of places such as the Library of Congress.

This collection features a wide range of newspapers, from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the 19th century to the mammoth dailies that shaped the nation at the century’s end.

Every aspect of society and every region of the nation is found in this archive. Major newspapers stand alongside those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women’s rights groups, labor groups, the Confederacy and other select groups. It is a great resource for genealogists, students and researchers.

You can search this eResource through Gale Primary Sources which allows you to simultaneously search many other historical magazines and newspapers at the same time including the International Herald Tribune Historical Archive.

More newspaper archives

The British Newspaper Archive

Offering online access to millions of pages of British and Irish newspapers from 1703-2003. In library use only.

British Library Newspapers

British Library Newspapers cover national and regional newspapers representing British society from1732 to 1950.

The Guardian (1821-2003) and the Observer (1791-2003)

News coverage from the past two centuries from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003).

The Irish Times (1859-2015)

Digital versions of The Irish Times (1859-2015) and the Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958).
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