Skip to main content
Link to Libraries homepage
Link to Libraries homepage
Rutgers University Libraries

Liberalism, Religion and Politics: Ethnic Press

Ethnic Press

Ethnic NewsWatch
Full text collection of articles from newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press from 1960 to the present. Rutgers-restricted Access.

Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey
Search a collection of translations of nearly 50,000 newspaper articles originally published in Chicago's ethnic press between 1855 and 1938. 22 ethnic groups are represented.

Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press
Search or browse Mexican and Mexican American publications, primarily daily and weekly newspapers, published in Tucson, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sonora, Mexico from the mid-1800s to the 1970s. A project of the University of Arizona.

African-American Newspapers

African-American Newspapers Rutgers-restricted Access
Full-text database of historical newspapers published by and for African-Americans. Includes:
  • Christian Recorder (Philadelphia: 1861-1902 [excluding 1892])
  • Colored American (New York: 1837-1841)
  • Douglass' Monthly (Rochester, NY: 1859-1863)
  • Frederick Douglass' Paper (Rochester, NY: 1851-1855; continues The North Star)
  • Freedom's Journal (New York: 1827-1829)
  • National Era (Washington, D.C.: 1847-1860)
  • North Star (Rochester, NY: 1847-1851)
  • Provincial Freeman (Chatham, Ontario): 1854-1857)
  • Weekly Advocate (New York: 1837)
Chicago Defender
The Chicago Defender was the most influential African-American newspaper of the 20th century. With the majority of its readership outside the Chicago region, it served as the de facto national black newspaper in the U.S. Search and display the full text of articles published between 1910 and 1975. Rutgers-restricted Access.