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American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collections: Series 2 (1821-1837) Now Available from EBSCO Publishing

~ Second Series from American Antiquarian Society Digital Archive Collection Now Available via EBSCOhost® ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 1, 2010 — EBSCO Publishing has released the second of five series from American Antiquarian Society (AAS) with American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2. The series is part of a collection that provides digital access to what is by far the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1691 and 1877.

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2 provides over 1,000 titles dating from 1821-1837. The themes in this second series reflect the era of Jacksonian democracy with subject areas including agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism and politics. The holdings, consisting of over 888,000 pages, are broad and deep in scope with almost every American title during this timeframe represented. Subject strengths include, but are not limited to:

• Agriculture
• Anti-slavery Movement
• Business and Trades
• Domestic Life
• Government and Politics
• Leisure and Hobbies
• Mathematics
• Music
• Pharmacy
• Satire
• Science and Medicine
• Theology
• Women’s Literature

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2 is available through the state-of-the art EBSCOhost® Content Viewer , specifically designed to meet the needs of scholars and researchers by enabling them to navigate historical content in new ways. The new interface was designed to allow researchers to navigate historical content in a manner that is fast, natural and preserves the serendipity involved in doing historical research. EBSCOhost Content Viewer replicates the experience of browsing and reading original archival material while also allowing users to explore, manipulate, collect, take notes, and export content.

EBSCO partnered with the American Antiquarian Society, one of the premier historical societies, back in June 2008 to create the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection.
American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2 is the second of the five series collection that includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals never before available outside the walls of the American Antiquarian Society, the premier library documenting the life of America’s people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. The collection, broken up into five series based on time period, will total more than 6,500 periodicals estimated at over 9 million pages.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy, Public Relations Manager
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594, [email protected]

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