Digital Editions of Early Caribbean Newspapers: 1718-1876

Early map of the Caribbean

Early map of the West Indies

Today Readex distributed this press release:

Readex to Launch Digital Edition of Caribbean Newspapers
New collection is essential for research on Colonial history, the slave trade and the Atlantic region

September 19, 2013 (NAPLES, FL) — The digital collection Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876: From the American Antiquarian Society will be introduced in October 2013 by Readex, a division of NewsBank. This new online resource—the largest of its kind–will chronicle the evolution of the Caribbean region across two centuries, providing a comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands. “With more than 140 Spanish, French, Danish, and British titles—all available for the first time in a fully searchable database—Caribbean Newspapers promises to transform scholarship on the eighteenth and nineteenth-century West Indies,” says Eliga Gould, Chair of the History Department and Professor of History, University of New Hampshire. “It’s going to be a real game changer.”

Read the complete article here . . . American Antiquarian Society Digitizes Editions of Early Caribbean Newspapers

5 responses to “Digital Editions of Early Caribbean Newspapers: 1718-1876

  1. That’s what I thought. You ask a good question. Until recently, no one has taken much of an interest in the early Caribbean – other than material on Columbus (and you know how I feel about him ). Maybe that would be a good project for my students next semester.

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