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African American Newspapers: The 19th Century


Searchable full-text of the major African-American newspapers published in the United States during the 19th century.

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), All Branch Libraries

Subjects: United States History; Historical Newspapers; U.S. Newspapers; Area and Cultural Studies; African American Studies

Notes: The database contains first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts, business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion. Also included are large numbers of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements all of which embody the African-American experience.

Dates of Coverage: Varies according to publication

Update Frequency: Monthly

Print Equivalent: Includes:   The Christian Recorder (1861–1902) The Colored American (1837–1841) Frederick Douglass’ Paper (1851–1855; 1859–1863) Freedom’s Journal (1827–1829) The National Era (1847–1860) The North Star (1847–1851) Provincial Freeman (1854–1857) Weekly Advocate (1837–1837)

Provider: Accessible Archives

Format: Web

Output Type: Print, Download