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Civil War Primary Documents
Newspapers and Periodicals
Library of Congress Historic American Newspapers
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
This database contains 19th century newspapers from across the United States in both urban and rural settings, emphasizing the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration, the Antebellum era, and other subjects.
Page images and indexes to Harper's Weekly, covering the Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
American Periodicals Series Online
Digitized images of the pages of over 1,100 historic American magazines, journals, and newspapers. The collection is arranged in three series: 1741-1800, the period of transition from British colony to emerging nation; 1800-1850, pre-Civil War and the era of debate over slavery; and 1850-1900, Civil War and Reconstruction.