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Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728 - 1800

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The Pennsylvania Gazette was published in Philadelphia from 1728 through 1800. It has been referred to as "The New York Times of the 18th century." Benjamin Franklin was owner and publisher from 1730 to 1750. This resource provides full-text access to over 100,000 transcribed articles, editorials, letters, news items and advertisements. For a description of the newspaper, select "Database Description" on the search page. Also, visit "Study Guide" and "About the Archives" at the top of the page to acquire a sense of the resource's scope and depth of coverage. "Search Tips" is available from the main search screen. Full-text searching is provided for 1728 - 1800. One may also define a search by one or more chronological periods: 1728 - 1750, 1751 - 1765, 1766 - 1783, and 1784 - 1800. African-American Newspapers may also be searched simultaneously. Another resource produced by this publisher to which the Libraries have purchased access. All citations are accompanied by a brief abstract of the corresponding piece. Searched terms are highlighted in the retrieved item.

Dates Covered

1728 - 1800.

Print Counterpart

The Pennsylvania Gazette is also available on microform at Lockwood MicFilm AN286.P466. See also Billy G. Smith and Richard Wojtowicz, Blacks Who Stole Themselves: Advertisements for Runaways in The Pennsylvania Gazette , 1728 - 1790 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989). Lockwood E443.B525.1989.

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