Newspaper Archive: quotidiani digitalizzati sulla storia degli USA è la più vasta banca dati a pagamento di quotidiani online. Buona parte del materiale digitalizzato, tuttavia, è accessibile gratuitamente: si tratta di centinaia di migliaia di pagine di carta stampata che raccolgono testimonianze preziose sulle principali vicende della storia degli Stati Uniti d’America. 

Abraham Lincoln (25.000 pagine di quotidiani liberamente accessibili)

“Newspaper articles about Abraham Lincoln detail one of the most renowned presidents in American history. As the 16th president of the United States, Lincoln led the Union through the Civil War, freed Confederate slaves with the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and delivered the well-known Gettysburg Address”.


Olocausto (50.000 pagine di quotidiani liberamente accessibili)

“Newspaper articles about the Holocaust tell dramatic and horrific stories of the Nazi persecution and annihilation of Jews and other groups deemed ‘inferior’ by Nazi Germany such as the disabled, Roma (Gypsies), homosexuals, communists, social democrats, Jehovah’s Witnesses, trade unionists and Slavic peoples such as Poles and Russians. While coverage of individually significant events in the history of the Holocaust is sporadic, reports on the persecution of the Jewish people and other groups in Europe are still prevalent in American newspapers before and during World War II. Although the full extent of the genocide perpetrated during the Nazi era was not known until the end of the war, stories about the detention of Jews, as well as the mass executions, were not absent”.


Immigrazione (50.000 pagine di quotidiani liberamente accessibili)

“Newspaper articles about Immigration tell stories of hope and determination. Yet they also report on the fears surrounding immigration in the US since the mid-19th century. From the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to the Patriot Act of 2001, immigration and the security of the US’s borders has always been a controversial topic of conversation”.


L’assassinio di J.F. Kennedy (50.000 pagine di quotidiani liberamente accessibili)

“Newspaper articles about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy tell the story of a nation that reacted with shock and mourning. From the very minute the President was shot on November 22, 1963, news wires began humming ; transmitting every piece of information they could gather. By 1:38 AM, they were sending the grimmest news since the attack on Pearl Harbor, the 35th President of the United States was dead”.


Martin Luther King (50.000 pagine di quotidiani liberamente accessibili)

“Newspaper articles about Martin Luther King, Jr. tell the story of an African-American minister whose strong hope for social change never swerved his belief in nonviolence. During the American civil rights movement in the 1950’s and 1960’s, King encouraged nonviolent methods to protest segregation such as boycotts of city buses that gave preferential treatment to whites, sit-ins at lunch counters that refused to serve African Americans and mass rallies to draw attention to the civil rights cause”.


Ronald Reagan (45.000  pagine di quotidiani liberamente accessibili)

“Newspaper articles about Ronald Reagan tell the story of a man who embodied the American dream. Born the son of a shoe salesman in Tampico, Illinois, Ronald Wilson Reagan ascended to the highest plateaus of power and fame as a movie star, California’s governor and leader of the free world as President of the United States”.


11 Settembre  (15.000 pagine di quotidiani liberamente accessibili)

“Newspaper articles about the attacks of September 11, 2001, tell a story of shock, grief, anger and determination. From the moment American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:36 AM, to the collapse of World Trade Center Tower 7 some nine hours later, Americans knew that the world had changed. The attacks of September 11 were the first on US soil in 60 years and newspaper reports tell of their effect on every facet of American society”.


Missioni spaziali (50.000 pagine di quotidiani liberamente accessibili)

“Newspaper articles about the space program tell the story of man’s attempts at and ultimate journeys to the stars. The heavens have always been the ultimate curiosity for man, for many centuries being an enigma without hope for an answer. However, over the last century, man has been able to reach the last true frontier. Beginning with the ideas and inventions of Professor Robert H. Goddard in the early 20th century, man has finally turned the dream of space exploration into a reality”.


Pearl Harbor (40.000 pagine di quotidiani liberamente accessibili)

“Newspaper articles about Pearl Harbor detail the destruction caused during the darkest two hours and 20 minutes in the history of the American Navy. The Japanese sneak attack of December 7, 1941, not only killed over 2,000 American sailors, it plunged the United States headlong into World War II. The attack on Pearl Harbor on that placid Sunday morning in 1941 would become a signature moment for a generation. Like the attack on the Maine and the Battle of the Alamo before it, the attack on Pearl Harbor became the rallying point for American soldiers in every theatre of combat during World War II”.


Terrorismo (15.000 pagine di quotidiani liberamente accessibili)

“Newspaper articles about terrorism detail events that have shaped the world we live in today. Although terrorism has come to the forefront of American life in recent years, it is in no way a new addition to the concerns of American citizens both at home and abroad. While more recent attacks such as the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995 and the attacks of September 11, 2001 have put a new face on terrorism in America, history shows that terrorism has been a part of our lives for well over a century”.


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