Gale Historic Newspapers & Periodicals The world in print 1603 - 2003
History & Culture Through Media Program • The world’s largest digital newspaper and periodical library • 2,000+ publications • 15 million pages • 60+ million articles • Birth of the Newspaper & the “News” • From early parliamentary debates • To the mass-market ‘Penny Press” • To modern newspapers & serials • Essential Companion to Gale Digital Collections • Monographs • Documents & MSS • Cross searchable & expandable • Normalized metadata & data structure
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History & Culture Through Media: The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2003 Essential weekly reading for opinion formers and decision-makers worldwide • Founded 1843 – to champion free trade, laissez-faire and individual responsibility – the credo of the industrial revolution. • A weekly newspaper – now in magazine format - focusing on economic and political analysis (vs. news). • Known for its “global viewpoint.” • Material since 1997 in color • Selected charts and tables downloadable into Excel • Over 550,000 pages – fully text searchable, from covers to articles to advertisements • Authoritative ‘leaders’ (editorials), news coverage, commentary and letters on British, European, American and world politics and business • Special surveys and supplements, on Countries and Industries • Renowned sections including ‘Science and Technology’, book reviews, and obituaries • Fully-searchable statistical tables, economic and financial data
History & Culture Through MediaThe Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2003 Mapping The Economist to Political Science Curriculum • SAMPLE COURSE: Comparative Politics: European Union & NATO Search on “European Union”. Returns over 5,000 results. • The Pan-European Movement. NewsThe Economist. Saturday, 16 October 1926.Page 19. Vol 103, issue 4338. • The wobbly new euro-building (Work on the next stages of European Monetary Union is going ahead - heedless of the recent near-collapse of Europe's exchange-rate mechanism)Business and FinanceThe Economist. Saturday, 9 October 1993.Pages 109,110. Vol 329, issue 7832.
History & Culture Through MediaThe Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2003 Mapping The Economist to Political Science Curriculum • SAMPLE COURSE: International OrganizationsDevelopment and characteristics of international organizations. Functions of the League of Nations, the United Nations, and other organizations. Major contributions to international peace. Main political and legal problems. Your Search: « United Nations » returned more than 5000 results. • A Pacific Charter? News The Economist. Saturday, 28 February 1942.Page 15. Vol 142, issue 5140. • United Nations Publications Display Advertising The Economist. Saturday, 10 April 1993.Page 34. Vol 327, issue 7806. • Staying on in Haiti (It could be a long and messy affair. If the UN really intends to do the job, it must recognise what is involved) Editorial LeadersThe Economist. Saturday, 13 November 1993.Page 20. Vol 329, issue 7837.
History & Culture Through MediaThe Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2003 Mapping The Economist to Economics Curriculum • SAMPLE COURSE: Development of the Modern U.S. EconomyExamines the post-1800 development of industrial America. Topics covered include the rise of manufacturing, banking, the labor movement, agriculture, and foreign trade. Special attention is paid to the role of the government sector in the economy. Title search on “bank* and United States returns 131 results. • Banking In The United States. News The Economist. Saturday, 4 December 1852.Pages 6,7. Vol 010, issue 484. • The National Bank System Of The United States: Its Progress And Effects. News The Economist. Saturday, 22 June 1867.Pages 3-5. Vol 025, issue 1243.
The Reserves Of The National Banks Of The United States. NewsThe Economist. Saturday, 2 January 1869.Pages 4,5. Vol 027, issue 1323.