The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection, Series 1: 1691-1820; and Series 2: 1821-1837.
The collections include digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals housed in the American Antiquarian Society, the premier library documenting the life of America’s people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Series 1 presents over 500 titles, dating from 1691 through 1820, with over 850,000 total pages. Almost every seventeenth- and eighteenth-century American title is represented in addition to the majority of works published before 1821. Subject strengths include but are not limited to Afro-Americana, agriculture, children’s literature, education, eighteenth-century imprints, leisure and hobbies, Masonic works, medicine, religion, science and technology, the trades, and women’s literature. Long runs of popular magazines can be found here, as well as unusual and short-lived titles, such as works published in Peru and Cuba, an early millennial publication, satirical serials, music journals, and titles printed and edited by women.
Series 2 presents over 1,000 titles, dating from 1821 through 1837. The subject matter covered represents the Jacksonian Democracy era in history and is broad in scope, including agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics.
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