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About HarpWeek: The Civil War Era, Reconstruction, and the Gilded Age


'Since 1995, up to 12 indexers with advanced degrees have read every word and studied every illustration and cartoon in Harper's Weekly, and have carefully constructed user-friendly indexes that will guide you in locating information quickly and concisely. The information is presented in an easy-to-navigate, alphabetical, multi-level structure familiar to scholars, reference librarians and students alike. Descriptive sub-entries will help you determine the relative value of the references by giving you specific information about an entry prior to display.

The 56 years of Harper's Weekly provide a continuous record of what happened on a weekly basis from 1857 through 1912. The first segment includes the Civil War Era: 1857-1865. The next two cover Reconstruction: 1866-1871 and 1872-1877. The last six encompass the Gilded Age: 1878-1912.' (from Background: Harper's Weekly)

Sources Full text magazine archives.
Dates Covered 1857 through 1912
Help Documents Available within database; click on Help button.
Print Counterpart (backfiles) Harper's Weekly.
Provider HarpWeek, LLC.
Access On the web, limited to current WU students, faculty, and staff. Access to restricted resources from outside the WU campuses.
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