Periodicals of the American West, 1779-1881

This collection draws from the publications that created the literary and cultural traditions of the Young America and Manifest Destiny movements. Through a variety of periodicals, this collection provides scholars with a unique snapshot into the ideas that fueled America's westward expansion.

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Highlights of this diverse collection of full-text periodicals include Harper's Weekly, John L. O'Sullivan's writings in Northern Light, the essays of Josiah Strong in The Home Missionary and Pastor's Journal, and numerous small town western publications.