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Caribbean Newspapers (1718-1876)

Largest collection of 18th- and 19th century Caribbean published newspapers. Most of the papers are published in English, but a number of other languages are also provided.

Publication Details

  • Time-span 1718 - 1876
  • Subscription Type SUBSCRIPTION
  • License Information Unlimited simultaneous users licensed.
  • Publisher Readex / Newsbank; Center for Research Libraries
  • Notes
    • Caribbean region
  • Languages English, Spanish, French, Danish
  • Resource Types Article Database
  • Description Online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in the Caribbean. This primary resource supports research of colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century. Created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society—one of the world's largest and most important newspaper repositories—this collection will provide students and scholars with easy access to more than 150 years of Caribbean and Atlantic history, cultures and daily life. Featuring more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands which chronicle the region’s evolution across two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other news items. Most of these newspapers were published in the English language, but a number of Spanish-, French-, and Danish-language titles are also provided.