This extensive collection contains digitized images of the pages of over 1100 magazines and journals spanning nearly 200 years–from colonial times to the advent of American involvement in WWII. Titles range from scientific journals like Scientific American, to popular magazines like Vanity Fair and Scribner's Monthly
It includes historically significant content such as the serialization of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin in National Era, the National Police Gazette account of the 1884 burning of the Stillwater Minnesota State Penitentiary, entitled "Scorching the Sinners". Ida Tarbell's 19-part expose on John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company in McClure's Magazine and Mark Twain's take on the reporting of the death of George Washington's black "body-servant" (He was reported to have died in 1809, 1825, 1830, 1834, 1836, 1840, 1855, and 1864).
Because the database contains digitized images of periodical pages, users can view all of the original typography, drawings and graphic elements exactly as they were originally published.
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