Presents titles dating from 1838 through 1852 revealing a rapidly growing young nation, where industrialization, the railroads, regional political differences, and life on the western frontier were daily realities.
Presents titles dating from 1853 through 1865. The Civil War is a focal point of the collection. News from the battlefront can be found, in addition to science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.
Presents titles dating from 1866 through 1877 includes the incorporation of the recently-freed African Americans into American life; a population that rapidly expanded into the Western territories. Broad subject areas covered include science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.
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