The Georgia State University Library now offers faculty, students, and staff access to Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876, a Readex product.
Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 is a full-text collection of Caribbean newspapers from the early-18th to the mid-19th century, and provides valuable primary resources for studying the development of Western society and international relations within the Caribbean Islands, with particular emphasis on colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery, and US relations with the Caribbean region.
This collection features more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands; most were published in English, but Caribbean Newspapers also includes Spanish-, French-, and Danish-language titles. Created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society (one of the world’s largest and most important newspaper repositories for this time period), Caribbean Newspapers includes newspapers from Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guadaloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, Puerto Rico, St. Bartholomew, St. Christopher, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Tobago, Trinidad, and the Virgin Islands. Also found within this resource are newspapers from Bermuda, an island not technically part of the Caribbean, but situated on shipping routes between Europe and this region and integrally related to this region. (adapted from publishers’ information).
Newspapers in this collection can be searched by dates and eras, languages, places of publication, and newspaper titles. A list of titles included is available here.
For related historical newspaper collections, the GSU Library also has access to the following databases:
- Latin American Newspapers, 1805-1922
- African Newspapers, 1800-1922
- Times (London) Digital Archive, 1785-1985
- Burney Collection Newspapers – 17th-18th Century
- New York Times (Historical), 1851-2011
- African American Newspapers, 19th Century
For more information about historical newspapers at the GSU Library, see our Historical Newspapers research guide.
For more primary sources and other information relating to early Atlantic history, see also:
- Slavery, Abolition, & Social Justice
- Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
- Oxford Bibliographies Online: Latin American Studies