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America's Historical Newspapers (1690-20th C)

Help students understand historical perspectives and how they relate to their world
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America's Historical Newspapers makes it easy for students to search and browse hundreds of U.S. newspapers published from 1690 through the 20th Century, including titles from all 50 present states. This fascinating content instantly makes history more real and relevant, giving students a better understanding of not only the past, but its lingering impact on present-day issues and events, as well.

Primary source materials to support classroom assignments
With America’s Historical Newspapers, students and teachers can explore virtually every aspect of American history, culture and daily life from the Colonial Era, the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I, Vietnam War, the Great Depression, World War II, roaring Twenties and more. In addition to regional weeklies and big-city dailies, this extensive resource also features African American and Native American newspapers, foreign language papers and titles of unique historical importance. Students can quickly access fully searchable news stories, illustrations, advertisements, cartoons and much more, all of which provide insight into the nation’s past.

America’s Historical Newspapers fosters primary source research skills, offers a variety of perspectives to help students think critically, and facilitates the tracking of trends, issues and events. By offering original documents exactly as they appeared in print, America’s Historical Newspapers complements textbooks in social studies, English, the arts, science and other subjects. And it’s aligned to state educational standards, allowing teachers to easily locate documents directly related to the curriculum.

Timeline-based searching for fast, useful results
America’s Historical Newspapers features a timeline-based interface created specifically for the research needs of students. Divided into key eras in U.S. history—from Colonial times to Globalization and the Information Age—it also features sub-categories such as Government, Military and Political Events; Social and Cultural Issues; and Discoveries, Inventions and Firsts. Each issue or event addressed includes an overview, and links to related articles are a click away. Each article is labeled (pro/con piece, speech, first-hand account, battle report, etc.) to help students quickly identify content that will prove useful for classroom assignments, homework, lesson plans and more.

America’s Historical Newspapers offers unmatched primary source information; relevant and historical content and supports research across all subject areas. As such, it constitutes an unmatched value at a time when libraries are looking to make the most of their given budgets.

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