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This collection features periodicals that were primarily used as advertising vehicles. The titles here show the various kinds of goods and services that were available to consumers and how retailers marketed them. Subjects include medicine, fashion, business, industry, agriculture, books, literature, abolition, and publishing.
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The Agricultural Periodicals from the Northeastern U.S. 1789-1879 collection focuses on publications about farming-related activities in the 19th century. These publications contain rich content, including architectural plans for farmhouses and outbuildings, advertisements for fertilizer dealers and makers of farm equipment, recipes, and advice for farm women, instructions for performing one's own medical and veterinary treatments, records of the latest technological and agricultural developments, reports from agricultural fairs, and more.
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The Agricultural Periodicals from the Southern, Midwestern, and Western U.S., 1800-1878 focuses on agriculture during the 19th century. These magazines contain rich content, including advertisements for fertilizer dealers and makers of farm equipment, recipes, and advice for farm women, instructions for performing one's own medical and veterinary treatments, records of the latest technological and agricultural developments, reports from agricultural fairs, and more. N
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The Alternative Faith and Philosophy Periodicals, 1789-1878 collection represents the origins and rapid growth of innovative religious belief and expression in nineteenth-century America. Often, these faiths found expression outside of the more traditional doctrinal and ecclesial boundaries. This collection of periodicals is focused on titles that reflect this spiritual seeking as it was expressed in alternative forms of worship and belief. Subjects include Spiritualism, Universalism, astrology, communes, free thought, and rationalism.
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The collection Alternative Medicine and Health, 1810-1877 presents periodicals dedicated to the concept of healthy living and alternative medicines. The variety of alternative health options are extensive, exploring such movements as electrology, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, magnetism, phrenology, and Thomsonian medicine; they were represented in journals such as the Water Cure Journal and Teacher of Health, the Homoeopathic Journal of Materia Medica, Chemistry, and Pharmacology, and Fowler's Journal of Life Health Man and Phrenology.
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The American Civil War, 1855-1868 collection consists of periodicals that span the immediate years before the Civil War to the beginnings of Reconstruction. Significantly, this collection contains a number of long-running periodicals that chronicle the war from various perspectives, such as Harper's Weekly and the Atlantic Monthly. Less conventional titles can also be found in this collection, such as the Millennial Harbinger and Gleason's Literary Companion. Additionally, this collection contains a number of abolitionist and secessionist titles that led up to the war and record veterans' remembrances afterwards. Together these periodicals paint a dynamic picture of a scarring conflict that deeply affected all aspects of American society.
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The American Literary Periodicals, 1782-1834 collection encapsulates the higher forms of literature and literary criticism. The work of many notable writers can be found here, including early pieces by Washington Irving and Charles Brockden Brown, among others. These periodicals and the authors who contributed to them catalyzed the beginning of distinctly American literary movements that marked a sharp break from European literary traditions.
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The American Literary Periodicals, 1835-1858 collection represents the higher forms of literature and literary criticism. Many of America's most famous 19th-century writers found their start and, in many cases, their livelihoods, by writing for these periodicals. Notables range from James Fenimore Cooper to Edgar Allen Poe. Their work appeared in several periodicals devoted to literature and the arts, such as the New York Mirror, and more general publications like Putnam's Monthly and Ralph Waldo Emerson's Massachusetts Quarterly Review. Researchers will find literature broad in scope and rich in depth in this sweeping collection.
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The American Medicine, Surgery, Dentistry Periodicals, 1786-1877 collection contains publications focused on professional medical thought, including dental practice, during the nineteenth century. Including detailed illustrations and diagrams using what were at the time state-of-the-art printing techniques, these journals chronicle the development of medical and surgical techniques over time.
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The American Political and Social Movements Periodicals, 1815-1884 collection chronicles the prevailing social, religious, political, and benevolent movements of the day. Together, they tell the story of American society and politics from diverse perspectives, giving voice to the established and powerful as well as to the disenfranchised and subversive.
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The American Political Periodicals, 1715-1891 collection chronicles the key political issues and movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They cover a range of political affiliations, from Republicans to radicals, confederates to communists. Content is similarly diverse and includes satire and political cartoons.
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The Baptists, Quakers, and Independent Church Periodicals, 1797-1881 collection presents the growth of the Baptist church, whose first American church was founded in Providence, Rhode Island in 1638. Baptist churches continued to flourish as the colonies and the nation grew. The history of the Baptist church and the history of America are intimately related, as this collection demonstrates. The collection also contains periodicals representing smaller church communities such as the New Jerusalem Church, Quakers, Shakers, Mennonites, Moravians, Brethren, and Church of God--all of whom, like the Baptists, also established a strong presence in the United States.
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The Business and General Education Periodicals, 1800-1885 collection focuses on the long and rich history of education in the United States. The titles found here reflect a broad range of pedagogical methods as they changed over time, and encompass teaching in the classrooms of public and private schools alike. Also included here are titles dedicated to teaching in college, teaching trades and professional skills, teaching English grammar and foreign languages, and more.
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The Business, Industrial and Professional Periodicals, 1774-1858 collection represents the subjects of business and industry, broadly defined, dating from 1774-1858. The publications covered include journals devoted to specific trades and professions. The collection includes periodicals promoting the interests of large industries, and the growing financial sector. Together, they chronicle the large-scale shifts in commerce during the years witnessing the rise of capitalism.
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The Business, Industrial and Professional Periodicals, 1859-1870 collection represents the subjects of business and industry, broadly defined, focusing on the years 1859 to 1870. The publications include journals devoted to specific trades and professions. They also include periodicals promoting the interests of industry, finance, and emerging service industries. Together, they chronicle the large-scale shifts in commerce during the years witnessing the rise of capitalism.
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The Business, Industrial and Professional Periodicals, 1871-1901 collection represents the subjects of business and industry, broadly defined, focusing on the last quarter of the nineteenth century, during the second industrial revolution. The publications include journals devoted to specific trades and professions. They also include periodicals promoting the interests of industry, finance, and emerging service industries. Together, they chronicle the large-scale shifts in commerce during the years witnessing the solidification of capitalism, mass production, and industrialization.
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The Canadian Periodicals, 1790-1877 is a modest collection representing periodicals published in Canada (the majority), and those whose main subject is Canadian history, literature, or politics (the minority). Titles are in English and French, and were published in cities such as Montreal, Quebec, and Toronto, among others. The publications cover the gamut of subjects, including tourism, education, literature, the law, religion, and even stamp collecting.
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The Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, and Episcopal Periodicals 1797-1904 includes local church publications, diocesan newspapers, fair periodicals, reports from denominational conferences, and many other titles. Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, and Episcopalians all share common elements of worship, sacramentality, and theology and each church successfully rooted itself in the New World. Subjects covered in this collection include theological disputes, Arminianism, anti-clericalism, anti-Catholicism, Wesleyanism, and the spiritual interests of various ethnic communities.
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The College and Student Periodicals, 1806-1877 collection captures a broad view of the events, humor, and lifestyle of campuses around the country, and provides researchers with a better understanding of popular culture through the eyes of its younger members.
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The Commercial Periodicals from the Southern U.S., 1811-1877 collection is comprised of periodicals published in the South during the nineteenth century, in particular, those focused on commercial and business concerns, broadly defined. Here, researchers will find publications devoted to agriculture, banks and banking, business and industry, technology, railroads, and advertising, among other subjects, chronicling small and large plantation farming, the business of keeping slaves, transportation networks, and more.
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The Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed Church Periodicals, 1803-1902 collection contains periodicals giving insight into the distinct Protestant ecclesial communities that thrived in America through their participation in the activities of Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches. This collection features a range of periodicals devoted to Congregationalism, including the long-running journal the Presbyterian, the influential Congregational Sunday school periodical the Well Spring, and the Reformed theological journal the Mercersburg Review.
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The Cultural Periodicals from the Southern U.S., 1797-1877 collection is comprised of periodicals published in the South during the nineteenth century that focus on cultural concerns, broadly defined. Here, researchers will find publications devoted to education, literature, women's interests, philanthropic and benevolent endeavors, temperance advocacy, Masonic activities, general social movements, and more.
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The Current Events and History Periodicals, 1691-1912 collection consists primarily of publications about the current events of the 18th and 19th centuries. These include regular reports on economics and government affairs, along with a group of periodicals dedicated to local news and interests.
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The Drama, Humor, and Fine Arts Periodicals, 1764-1877 collection reflects upon the important role arts played in the development of American culture. Together, the titles in this collection -- encompassing architecture, the fine arts, theater, and comic serials -- create a lively portrait of a creative nation which found expression on canvas, on stage, and in print.
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The Emerging American Religions, 1821-1895 collection consists of periodicals that chronicle new religious movements that were founded in America, and especially those that flourished during the nineteenth century. This collection features important periodicals devoted to Adventists, Mormons, Disciples of Christ, Holiness/Pentecostals, millennialists, and Unitarians, among others. Subjects include camp meetings, health and wellness, apologetics, and theology.
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The Fireside Companions and Family Literature Periodicals, 1805-1877 collection draws from a rich tradition of family and children's literature. Many of the titles found here focus on courtship, marriage and child-rearing by emphasizing moral, wholesome, family living. Highlights include the New York Fireside Companion, Merry's Museum, and Parley's Magazine. Researchers can also find a number of children's Sunday School and temperance periodicals. Taken together, the titles comprising this collection enable scholars to study not only prescribed values but also the social and family dynamics of nineteenth-century America.
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The Foreign Language Periodicals in America, 1684-1904 presents periodicals published in foreign languages primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries. These publications cut across subjects -- and include religious, literary, and political magazines -- speaking to and reflecting the interests and concerns of immigrant and ethnic communities. In addition to works published in the United States, titles also come from Paris, Montreal, London, Hamburg, Leipsig, and Mexico; languages including French, Spanish, Norwegian, German, Swedish, and Welsh are represented.
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The General Interest Christian Periodicals, 1743-1889 collection features titles that address broad religious themes and at the time appealed to a general readership. As various Christian communities and churches began to emerge a need arose for more general treatments of Christianity that appealed to a broad audience. Also featured in this collection are a significant number of titles devoted to sermons from various groups.
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The Hobbies, Socialization, and Sport Periodicals, 1775-1889 collection captures the many things nineteenth-century Americans did in their spare time and includes periodicals dedicated to fairs and bazaars, public lectures, sporting events, hobbies, and more. A sampling of titles is suggestive of the rich content found in this collection: Turf Field and Farm, the Bat and Ball, the Gymnast, Mason's Coin and Stamp Collectors' Magazine, the Magic Lantern, the Dubuque Chess Journal, and the Voice of the Fair.
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The Literary Periodicals of New England, 1789-1878 collection represents literary periodicals published in the cities and towns of the northeast during the nineteenth century. While many of these titles are relatively obscure, they paint a picture of an early, home-grown literary tradition that is starkly different from the more dominant literature found in mass-circulated publications. In addition, this collection also offers periodicals written about Yankees and their culture, most notably the titles Brother Jonathon and Yankee Notions. Ultimately, for researchers of the nineteenth century, these titles offer a rich insight into an often overlooked place of literary and artistic production.
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Masons, Odd-Fellows and Other Societal Periodicals, 1794-1877 represents the nineteenth-century Americans, primarily men who organized themselves into various societies loosely based on ethnic, social, or political affiliation. This collection focuses on friendly and fraternal societies -- primarily, but not exclusively the masons.
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The Military and Law Enforcement Periodicals, 1691-1877 collection consists of publications pertaining to the military broadly and to the experiences of soldiers and sailors specifically. They include official publications, general titles for soldiers and sailors, publications devoted to military-related benevolent organizations and activities, and periodicals dedicated to temperance and religious concerns.
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The Missionary and Charity Periodicals, 1793-1902 collection focuses on missionary and charity work undertaken by various faith groups. All Christian churches engaged in forms of outreach to groups or individuals who were in need, and this outreach was often inseparable from sharing a religious message and mission. The publications in this collection include those for both foreign and domestic missions and represent outreach to many different groups that include African-Americans, Native Americans, women, the poor, immigrants, and specific ethnic groups. Subjects include slavery, home missions, hospital work, and social problems.
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The Musical Periodicals, 1781-1879 collection gathers publications dedicated to various aspects of music, from the sacred to the secular, from the political to the comic. Before the widespread use of the printing press in the nineteenth century, the popular culture of the United States was largely an oral one, and much of it revolved around music. Often including related content on the arts, literature, and sometimes science, these periodicals show music in a larger cultural context, as music was also an important leisure activity for families and communities.
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The Periodicals from Around the World, 1691-1880 collection is comprised of titles that were either published outside of the United States or published within the United States but largely concerned with foreign countries. They were read by both American and international audiences. Mostly published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, they represent the continued influence of colonialism on literature, fashions, and politics. London, Calcutta, Ottawa, Montreal, Foochow, Bombay, Madras, Edinburgh, Halifax, and Toronto are among the many places of publication represented here.
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Periodicals of the American West, 1779-1881 draws from the publications that created the literary and cultural traditions of the Young America and later Manifest Destiny movements. As the United States expanded so too did its belief in its own exceptionalism, and the necessity of bringing progress to the world. Highlights of this collection include Harper's Weekly, John L. O'Sullivan's writings in Northern Lights, the essays of Josiah Strong in the Home Missionary and Pastor's Journal, as well as numerous small town western publications. This collection provides scholars with a unique snapshot into the periodicals that expressed the ideas that fueled America's westward expansion.
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The Periodicals of the British Empire and Its Colonies, 1702-1879 collection represents literature of the British Empire, specifically focusing on colonial North America. Many of the periodicals were printed in Europe, Canada or appear as publications reissued in America. A few titles come from Asia. Notable editors and contributors include Joseph Addison, Daniel Defoe, Samuel Johnson, Thomas Paine, and Richard Steele. As a whole, these titles provide scholars with a unique insight into the colonies' complex relationship with European home countries as they developed their own identity in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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The Popular Educational Periodicals, 1758-1889 presents the happenings from the 18th and 19th centuries when lyceums, athenaeums, and universities sprung up across the United States as Americans began to educate themselves as never before. The titles in this collection draw heavily from these institutions and address the pursuit of the sciences, history and the arts.
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The Religious Periodicals for Women, Children, and Families, 1804-1878 collection focuses on the spiritual and religious lives of women, children, and families. The publications represent various denominations and churches, including Catholic, Methodist, Episcopal, and Baptist. Subjects include motherhood, child rearing, fatherhood, music, prayer, children's literature, and religious formation. Broader social themes include anti-slavery, universalism, and temperance.
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The Religious Periodicals from the Southern U.S., 1801-1904 collection contains periodicals published in the South during the nineteenth century focused on spiritual concerns, broadly defined. Here, researchers will find publications devoted primarily to religion from a number of denominations, including Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans, and Unitarians. Places of publication include Richmond, Lynchburg, Lexington, the lower Mississippi, New Orleans, Baltimore, Atlanta, Charleston, Macon, St. Louis, to name but a few.
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The Scientific Periodicals, 1771-1901 collection contains publications related chiefly to the hard sciences: mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, physics, geology (including mining), and the like. It also contains a few social sciences titles and literary magazines with science content. Titles include: the Anthropological Journal, Astronomical Notices, the American Chemist, the American Journal of Microscopy and Popular Science, the Canadian Naturalist and Geologist, and Popular Science Monthly.
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The Slavery and Abolition, 1789-1887 collection chronicles the African-American experience during the 19th century. While subjects run the gamut and include a fair amount of titles covering religion and literature (including the Pathfinder, Slave's Friend, Anglo-African Magazine, and Youth's Emancipator), the bulk are related to slavery and abolition, including titles such as the Freedmen's Record, Genius of Universal Emancipation, the Liberator, the Massachusetts Abolitionist, the Mirror of Liberty, and the National Crisis: An Antidote to Abolition Fanaticism, Treason and Sham Philanthropy.
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Social Work Online is a resource that pairs recently published social work textbooks along with compelling documentaries clinical demonstration videos, and engaging lectures that illustrate the complex and challenging realities social work students will face as practitioners. The content is structured around twelve of the most important topics in the social work curriculum, most of which are applicable worldwide
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Story Papers, Dimes and Dollar Periodicals, 1828-1877 comprises a collection reflecting the progression of print during the nineteenth century when printed materials became cheaper to produce due to technological advances in printing and publishing. These enabled cheap forms of literature to flourish. During this time, story papers, dime publications, and dollar magazines were exceedingly popular. This collection is comprised of a rich sample of these colorful periodicals. Researchers will find adventure, humor, and exaggeration in these pages as well as a glimpse into the imaginations of underappreciated and undiscovered American authors. This collection contains a vast range of titles that highlight an understudied American literary phenomena.
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The Sunday School Periodicals, 1818-1885 collection features a broad cross-section of Sunday school literature that was read in churches and at home. The rapid growth of the United States saw the emergence of many new church communities, and Sunday School was a central part of many youths' experience of church. The collection also contains training and preparation materials for teachers. Subjects covered in these publications include Bible and catechism lessons, music, and poetry from a broad range of religious groups across every region of the expanding nation. Church communities represented here include Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Brethren, Unitarian, Lutheran, Church of God, Mormon, and various Sunday School Unions.
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The Agricultural Periodicals from the Northeastern U.S. 1789-1879 collection focuses on publications about farming-related activities in the 19th century. These publications contain rich content, including architectural plans for farmhouses and outbuildings, advertisements for fertilizer dealers and makers of farm equipment, recipes, and advice for farm women, instructions for performing one's own medical and veterinary treatments, records of the latest technological and agricultural developments, reports from agricultural fairs, and more.
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The Theology and Biblical Studies Periodicals, 1760-1877 collection focuses on biblical and theological study that have always been central to people and communities of faith. The titles here focus on biblical studies and theological reflection, in both lay and academic forms. The collection represents a broad cross-section of religious groups and major theological traditions: Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Unitarians, Catholics, Calvinists, Wesleyans, Arminians, and more. Prominent titles include the Bible Society Record from the American Bible Society, the Religious Intelligencer, the Princeton Review, and the Christian Herald.
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The Women's Periodicals of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century, 1733-1844 comprises of one of three collections containing women's-related periodicals that span the 18th through the 19th century and represent a broad range of subjects and places of publication. This series draws heavily from the Colonial through the Jacksonian Era, spanning roughly from the 1730's-1840's. Because almost all of the women's periodicals by nature covered many topics, the titles included in this collection highlight radically changing perceptions of womanhood and ideas about the role of women over time.
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The Women's Periodicals of the Nineteenth Century, 1845-1865 collection represents one of three collections containing women's-related periodicals. Spanning the antebellum and Civil War eras, this group represents a broad range of subjects and places of publication, reflective of the turbulent yet optimistic years of Westward expansion and war. Drawing heavily from the temperance and abolition movements, this collection includes a number of female authors and publishers who helped to cement the foundations of women's active role in American social and religious movements.
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The Women's Periodicals of the Nineteenth Century, 1866-1891 collection represents one of three collections containing women's-related periodicals. These titles span the later part of the nineteenth century and represent a broad range of subjects and places of publication, from religious and cultural periodicals from the South to domestic and parenting magazines from the North. Taken together, they allow scholars to focus on how women, in particular, struggled to recover from the Civil War during the years of Reconstruction.
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