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EBSCO Releases Series 2 of American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

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 a comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1691 and 1877.

Series 2 provides more than 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 more than 888,000 pages, are broad and deep in scope with almost every American title during this timeframe represented.

Series 2 is available through the 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Content Viewer, specifically designed to meet the needs of scholars and researchers by enabling them to navigate historical content in new ways. The new interface was designed to allow researchers to navigate historical content in a manner that is fast, natural, and preserves the serendipity involved in doing historical research.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 more than 9 million pages.

Source: EBSCO Publishing

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