Commercial Periodicals from the Southern US, 1811-1877

This collection is comprised of periodicals published in the South during the 19th century, in particular those focused on commercial and business concerns, broadly defined. Here, researchers will find publications devoted to agriculture, banks and banking, business and industry, technology, railroads, and advertising, among other subjects. Chronicled in this resource are such topics as small and large plantation farming, the business of keeping slaves, transportation networks, and more.

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The Commercial Periodicals from the Southern U.S., 1811-1877 collection includes publications from significant southern metropolitan areas such as Richmond, Lynchburg, Lexington, the lower Mississippi, New Orleans, Baltimore, Atlanta, Charleston, Macon, St. Louis, and more.