American Political and Social Movements Periodicals, 1815-1884
The American Political and Social Movements Periodicals, 1815-1884 collection chronicles the prevailing social, religious, political, and benevolent movements of the day. Represented here are the publications of, among others, the anarchists (the Periodical Letter) and the communists (Oneida Circular, the Rational Review, and the Communist). In addition, periodicals published by those espousing rights for workingmen are included (such as the Voice of Labor, the Reformer, or Advocate of Industrial Association, Workingman's Advocate, and the Radical), in addition to publications for immigrants (the Irish Volunteer, the Jewish Times, Der Arbeiter, the People's Friend, the Impartial Examiner and Advocate of Liberty Civil and Religious), and for "native" Americans (the Republican, the Anti-Romanist). Also to be found here are periodicals pertaining to various social movements from early women's rights periodicals (the Women's Journal, the Revolution) to periodicals promoting language reform and phonetics. Together, they tell the story of American society and politics from diverse perspectives, giving voice to the established and powerful as well as to the disenfranchised and subversive.