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Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876 – Trial ended 28 February 2014

Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876—the largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in this region—will provide a comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands. This unique resource will prove essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century.

Please send additional comments to Lisa Gardinier.

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Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922 – Trial ended 31 October 2012

Afro-Americana, 1535-1922, is created from the Library Company’s acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection—an accumulation that began with Benjamin Franklin and steadily increased throughout its entire history. These 12,000+ essential books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, hold an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

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The Evening Star – Trial ended 12 May 2012

For more than a century historians have regarded The Evening Star as the newspaper of record for the nation’s capital. Published under such titles as the Daily Evening Star, Washington Star-News and the Washington Evening Star, this long-running daily afternoon paper was one of the highest profile publications in the nation. Chronicling 70 years of American history, this digital edition offers significant new research opportunities from the Antebellum Period to the Progressive Era to World War I and its aftermath. [Currently, approximately 5,000 pages are available.]

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Please send additional comments to Kathy Magarrell.

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African American Periodicals & African American Newspapers – Trial ended October 31, 2011

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans. Published in 26 states, the publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations’ bulletins, annual reports and other genres.

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.