Cumulative Index, 1811-1849
(The Weekly Register,
An inexpensive and thorough resource for research
into American and world history for four decades of the 19th century.
- more than 25,000 individuals cited by standardized
- more than 14,800 articles available in full-text
- extensive coverage of major developments of the
era: the War of 1812; the Napoleonic Wars; the Holy Alliance; the earliest
railroads; the Erie Canal and the canal-building boom that followed; Indian
wars in the United States; the introduction of the steam engine and steam
boats; slavery and abolitionism; the Bank of the United States; the financial
crises of 1817 and 1837; the US tariff, nullification, and the growth of
American manufacturing; the revolutions of 1820, 1830, and 1848; the
Mexican-American War ... and more!
The Cumulative Index to Niles' Register permits researchers to locate pertinent articles in the more than 30,000 densely printed pages that make up the work. The index includes some 389,000 references, and is organized under easy-to-grasp library-style headings. References are expressed in terms of volume and page -- as in "volume 45, page 34." This is all that is needed to look up a reference in either the paper or microform forms of the work, both of which are organized by volume. Most entries also include dates of publication.
More than 25,000 individuals are cited by name in the Cumulative Index, and names have been standardized so that one can find a reference to Henry Clay, say, by searching for that name -- even if the textual reference is actually to "Mr. Clay," "the Secretary of State," "H. Clay," or whatever. Click here for a list of names covered.
Similarly, the names of places and things have also been standardized so
that one can find references to, say,
More than 14,800 full-text articles are embedded in the index and will be retrieved automatically (along with index entries) in response to an appropriate search. (These full-text entries, when present, appear at the ends of search results files -- that is, at the bottom.) Results pages also include a set of links to Internet-accessible versions of all 75 volumes of the Register.
The Cumulative Index is updated at six-month intervals by the addition of at least 500 full-text articles per update.
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Niles' Register: Cumulative Index, 1811-1849 is copyright W.H. Earle, 1995, 2002-2015.