HarpWeek provides electronic access to Harper’s
Weekly, the illustrated 19th century "Journal
of Civilization" for a 56-year period: 1857-1912.
Harper's Weekly is perhaps the most important
primary resource for examining 19th-century
America on a cumulative week-to-week basis. HarpWeek's
electronic database makes it possible for the user to
discover the lively
We have scanned the pages as facsimile Images,
then created both Thesaurus-based
Indexing and Searchable
Full-text which integrate with those pages to provide the user
with pinpoint access to precise information, or with a
general overview of the period.
- news stories
- and even advertisements that shaped and reflected
public opinion in this era.