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New collections from Readex



Readex is proud to launch the following new collections:

American Civil War Collection, 1860–1922: From the American Antiquarian Society This remarkable digital edition of the AAS’s widely used Civil War materials features more than 13,500 works published between 1860 and 1922. Addressing all facets of the American Civil War and the critical postwar period, these diverse materials, all filmed in full-resolution colour, include broadsides, lithographs, political cartoons and more. American Slavery Collection, 1820–1922: From the American Antiquarian Society This digital edition of the AAS's extraordinary holdings of slavery and abolition materials delivers more than 3,500 works published over the course of more than 100 years. Long awaited in fully searchable form, the collection addresses every facet of American slavery – one of the most important and controversial topics in US history.

Early American Newspapers, Series 10, 1730–1900 Featuring some of the earliest and rarest newspapers published in every American region, Series 10 provides more than 440 titles from all 50 present states. Included are 60 18th-century newspapers; 160 titles published before 1825, covering Westward expansion, the Early National era and other major topics; and 200 newspapers published between 1825 and 1900, including the first papers published in several newly formed states.

Caribbean Newspapers, 1718–1876: From the American Antiquarian Society The largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in the Caribbean, this comprehensive resource features more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands. This unique collection will prove essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade and other critical aspects of this important region.

American Pamphlets, Series 1, 1820–1922: From the New-York Historical Society The digital edition of this exceptional collection of American pamphlets captures a century of controversies, from slavery to suffrage. These 25,000 short works represent an extensive, yet under-researched record of American history, society, culture and contemporary life.

Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535–1922: From the Library Company of Philadelphia This acclaimed Afro-Americana collection is a cornerstone for research in African American studies and related fields. The Readex digital edition, which provides more than 12,000 printed works on centuries of African American history, literature and culture, is available in a single complete collection or ten cohesive modules.

Washington Evening Star, 1852–1981 Until its demise in 1981, The Evening Star was universally regarded as the “paper of record” for the US capital. Rutgers professor David Greenberg writes that the Star “occupies an important place ... in the history of America”, and journalism authority Donald A. Ritchie describes the Star as “a treasure trove of inside politics and government reporting”. A free ebook on the history and significance of the Star is available for download here.

To learn more about Readex's newest collections or to request a free institutional trial, please contact Bezi or visit us at Stand 45 at VALA2014 this February.

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