New Content: La Correspondencia de Puerto Rico

Hoy le presentaremos otro nuevo título: La Correspondencia de Puerto Rico. Periódico fundado en San Juan en diciembre de 1890 por Ramón B. López, un hombre de negocios. Con éste se inauguran prácticas y enfoques de periodismo moderno. Este periódico refleja los cambios en la prensa, lo que se ha denominado periodismo moderno, que pasóContinue reading New Content: La Correspondencia de Puerto Rico

New Content: The Lakeland Evening Telegram

Notice anything new? Our new Florida paper for this digitization cycle, The Lakeland evening telegram, is now up in Chronicling America. We’re pleased to announce that the content from the paper’s debut on November 1, 1911 through the December 31, 1917 issue has been ingested and uploaded for public use. What kind of news willContinue reading New Content: The Lakeland Evening Telegram

The Grapefruit League: Baseball in Florida

April 3, 2017 is Opening Day, marking the beginning of the baseball regular season following over a month of spring training. Baseball fans are already aware that many teams hold their spring training here in Florida because winters are relatively temperate. Due to this Florida connection, our Chronicling America newspapers are a treasure trove forContinue reading The Grapefruit League: Baseball in Florida

Florida Governor Sidney J. Catts: the Polarizing Populist

Sidney J. Catts served as the 22nd Governor of Florida from 1917 to 1921. While he only held office for one term, this colorful character certainly left his mark on Florida history. Originally a Democrat, he ended up running for governor on the Prohibition Party ticket after a close and contested primary. Beyond calls forContinue reading Florida Governor Sidney J. Catts: the Polarizing Populist

The Ocoee Massacre-A Tragic Day in Florida History

This post was authored by Sarah “Moxy” Moczygemba, the project’s former Outreach and Social Media Assistant. In Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920, Paul Ortiz concludes “American history has completely erased the martyrs of 1920” (Oritz 229). Who are theseContinue reading The Ocoee Massacre-A Tragic Day in Florida History

Henry Flagler and the Key West Railway Extension

Henry Flagler is a name that will be instantly familiar to Florida history enthusiasts, and his influence is still apparent throughout the state. One of Flagler’s many projects in Florida was the development of the railroad system which tied in to his interest in promoting and popularizing Florida as a tourist destination. One of hisContinue reading Henry Flagler and the Key West Railway Extension

New Puerto Rico Content Available!

We’re excited to announce that our first batch of Puerto Rican newspapers for this cycle is now up in Chronicling America! This batch contains content for one of our new titles, La democracia from July 1891-Nov 1897. La democracia was founded and published by the Puerto Rican poet, journalist and politician Luis Muñoz Rivera. It wasContinue reading New Puerto Rico Content Available!