Exploring Women’s History in America

The Revolution 1868-1872


  • African American Newspapers
  • American County Histories
  • The Civil War Collection
  • Frank Leslie’s Weekly
  • Godey’s Lady’s Book
  • The Liberator
  • The Lily
  • National Anti-Slavery Standard
  • National Citizen and Ballot Box
  • The Pennsylvania Gazette
  • The Revolution
  • Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman
  • South Carolina Newspapers
  • The Virginia Gazette

Personal Subscription FAQ

Advancing Women in America

Founded in 1990, Accessible Archives provides access to large collections of newspapers and books from the 18th and 19th Centuries reflecting broad views across American history and culture.

Among out recent additions are The Lily, The Revolution, and The National Citizen and The Ballot Box.  These 19th century newspapers focused on the temperance movement, woman suffrage and voting rights, and the rights of wives and mothers to make decisions about the well-being of their children.

Matilda Joslyn Gage, Amelia Bloomer, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony all put pen to paper to advance the rights and responsibilities of women all over America.

Your annual subscription provides access to all of the Accessible Archives collections. Search for your topic across everything at once, or just search within the specific publications or dates that interest you. You can also browse issues of a particular title.

Obtaining a subscription is fast and easy—simply visit the personal subscription sign-up page. The cost is $99.95 annually, payable with any credit or debit card, or via PayPal.  We also offer a quarterly subscription option.

Accessible Archives gives you a window into early American history—from the people who lived it!

Ideal for:

  • K-12 Students
  • History buffs
  • Genealogists
  • Civil War re-enactors
  • Historical writers
  • Costume artists
  • Anyone interested in U.S. history!

You’ll find:

  • Eyewitness accounts of historical events
  • Vivid descriptions of daily life
  • Civil War newspapers, including northern & southern perspectives
  • A first-hand view of the African-American experience
  • Genealogical records
  • Images including photos, political cartoons, gorgeous full-color illustrations, and more
  • Women’s history
  • Regimental histories and stories about Civil War leaders and soldiers
  • Editorial observations
  • Commerce as seen through advertisements
  • County histories of New England & the Mid-Atlantic

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