ProQuest Civil War Era is the resource American history scholars have been waiting for--comprehensive primary source materials that were previously unavailable digitally, cover a vast range of topics including the formative economic factors and other forces that led to the abolitionist movement, the 600,000 casualties, and the emancipation of nearly 4 million slaves.
ProQuest Civil War Era was developed in conjunction with librarians and expert Civil War scholars to meet valuable research needs as no other resource can. It combines continuous runs of regional newspapers, as well as pamphlets covering a wide range of topics. It's a deep set of primary sources, with documents that encompass the buildup to and evolution of the war that shaped the nation's identity, all in original article and page image. ProQuest Civil War Era focuses on the entire era, from Manifest Destiny through the end of the Civil War--enabling researchers to investigate not just the battles, but also the rising tensions that led the country to war.
Civil War Pamphlets Collection
This segment of the collection contains nearly 2000 pamphlets illustrating the "war of words" during the conflict and ranges from 1852-1918. These primary sources are scanned and indexed in article-level format and can be downloaded as full PDFs.
Subjects covered include, but are not limited to:
Each one of these topics (and its expandable subtopics) can be found in the Browse feature of the Civil War Era interface.
The Slavery & Anti-Slavery Pamphlets Collection
This part of the collection includes 166 pamphlets, speeches, reports, legal opinions, and convention proceedings covering slavery and anti-slavery movements. These primary sources are scanned and indexed in article-level format and can be downloaded as full PDFs.
Subjects covered include but are not limited to:
Each of these topics (and its expandable subtopics) can be found in the Browse feature of the Civil War Era Interface.
Newspapers in the Civil War Era Collection
The newspapers included in the Civil War Era collection were specifically selected for the regional and diverse perspectives they offer. These, like the pamphlets, are available in article-level scanning and indexing.
Border State and Mississipi Valley Newspapers:
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