Malvern, PA (November 17, 2016) – Accessible Archives, Inc.®, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced additional titles in its African American Newspapers and Women’s Suffrage collections, and a new database providing access to a unique aspect of World War I.
AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS: THE 19th CENTURY–PART XIII
These publications expand the current collection of nine titles into the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Freedmen’s Record. Boston, MA 1865–1874
Published by The New England Freedmen’s Aid Society Freedmen’s Record provides a unique look at issues faced by freed slaves and the efforts to provide opportunities for Freedmen entering American society. It exposed the conditions of Freedmen to the Northern public and promoted charitable contributions for use in the society’s Freedmen’s programs and to fund relief efforts in the postwar South.
The Negro Business League Herald. Washington, D.C. 1909
The National Negro Business League (NNBL) promoted African-American “commercial, agricultural, educational, and industrial advancement”. Its credo of black self-assurance and intra-racial cooperation drew on a wide segment of the African American community. The Herald provides insights into the activities and accomplishment of the local Washington, DC NNBL office and the organization in general.
WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE COLLECTION
Three new titles complement the three feminist titles currently available. This integrated combination forms the newly instituted Women’s Suffrage Collection providing 64 years of coverage leading to women’s enfranchisement in 1920.
The New Citizen. Seattle, WA 1909–1912
Founded and edited by Missouri Hanna, The New Citizen focused on the role of newly-enfranchised women in Washington state. Articles discussed a variety of state and regional issues, including labor legislation, divorce laws, wage disparity between men and women, reproductive rights, and more.
Western Woman Voter. Seattle, WA 1911–1913
Serving women voters throughout the western states Western Woman Voter discussed questions relating to city and state government and the legal rights of women, the home, the child and the school insofar as they were affected by law.
The Remonstrance: An Anti-Suffrage Periodical. Boston, MA 1890–1913
The Remonstrance was the official publication of the Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women. Articles covered state and municipal suffrage defeats, efforts to rescind suffrage in the Western states, radical politics of suffrage, class distinctions between the suffrage and anti-suffrage movements, benefits of the woman’s place in home and the promotion of anti-feminism.
AMERICA AND WORLD WAR I
American Military Camp Newspapers
This new collection provides unparalleled access to unique sources covering the experience of American soldiers in “The War to End All Wars” during the mobilization period in 1916, in the trenches in 1918 and through the occupation of Germany in 1919. Military camp newspapers kept soldiers informed about the home front, political questions of the day – including those relating to the war itself – progress of their training, and the state of the war abroad.
Personnel, places and events are described, and non-war related items such as advertisements, poetry, short stories, memoirs, jokes and cartoons are included, along with photographs and sketches of camp life.
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