American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection This link opens in a new window
Series 1: 1691-1820 presents over 500 titles from 1691 through 1820. It represents over two centuries of print culture from early colonial imports to titles published on American soil during the Revolution and early republic.
Series 2: represents the Jacksonian Democracy era in history and is broad in scope and includes agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics dating from 1821 through 1837.
Series 3: themes presented reveal a rapidly growing young nation, where industrialization, the railroads, regional political differences, and life on the western frontier were daily realities from 1838-1852. Subjects covered in the collection reach into every facet of American life, including science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.
Series 4: While the Civil War is a focal point of the collection, we also find a diverse record of the continuance of daily life for many Americans from 1853-1865 —both leading up to and during the war. News from the battlefront can be found, in addition to the usual breadth of subject matter found in previous collections that include science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.
Series 5: themes presented reflect a nation that persevered through a most difficult set of circumstances: a bloody civil war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives; the incorporation of the recently-freed African Americans into American life; a population that rapidly expanded into the Western territories from 1866-1877