Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Making of America sites, and what full-text nineteenth century American periodicals are available on the sites?

Answer:

The Making of America project produced The Nineteenth Century in Print: the Making of America in Books and Periodicals. This is a digitized collection, funded by the Library of Congress and hosted at Cornell University and at the University of Michigan, which offers free full text access (and searching capability) for over 1,500 pre-1900 books and some three dozen pre-1900 magazines and journals.

A home page, with links to both the Cornell and Michigan sites, is at
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/moahtml/ncphome.html

Journals available at the Cornell site are:

The American Missionary (1878 - 1901)
The American Whig Review (1845 - 1852)
The Atlantic Monthly (1857 - 1901)
The Bay State Monthly (1884 - 1886)
The Century (1881 - 1899)
The Continental Monthly (1862 - 1864)
The Galaxy (1866 - 1878)
Garden and Forest [ See note * ] (1888 - 1897)
Harper's New Monthly Magazine (1850 - 1899)
The International Monthly Magazine (1850 - 1852)
The Living Age (1844 - 1900)
Manufacturer and Builder (1869 - 1894)
The New England Magazine (1886 - 1900)
The New-England Magazine (1831 - 1835)
New Englander (1843 - 1892)
The North American Review (1815 - 1900)
The Old Guard (1863 - 1867)
Punchinello (1870)
Putnam's Monthly (1853 - 1870)
Scientific American (1846 - 1869)
Scribner's Magazine (1887 - 1896)
Scribner's Monthly (1870 - 1881)
The United States Democratic Review (1837-1859)

Journals available at the Michigan site are:

American Jewess 1895-1899 (hosted on behalf of the Jewish Women's Archive)
Appleton's 1869-1881 (2 series)
Catholic World 1865-1901
DeBow's 1846-1869 + 1952 index (3 series)
Garden and Forest 1888-1897 (hosted on behalf of the Library of Congress)
Journal of the United States Association of Charcoal Iron Workers 1880-1891
Ladies Repository 1841-1876 (3 series)
The Old Guard 1864
Overland Monthly 1868-1900 (2 series)
Princeton Review 1831-1882 (3 series)
Southern Literary Messenger 1835-1864 + 1936 Contributor index
Southern Quarterly Review 1842-1857 (3 series)
Vanity Fair 1860-1862

One can browse/read individual issues, or search across a given journal or the range of all journals on a site for keywords etc. occuring anywhere in the texts (as one might do in JSTOR, etc.).

Links to each of the individual journals above are also available at the "Serials" list on the On-Line Books Page, among other places:

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/serials.html

All of the electronic Making of America journals on these sites are also listed by title in MNCAT. (We do also have many of them in paper format, and those holdings would of course also be listed in MNCAT.)

 

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