Nashville Newspapers at Chronicling America

The UT/TSLA initiative to add historical newspapers to the Chronicling website continues to expand. The team recently announced that issues of the Nashville Union & American from 1853-1856 have now been added.  Also, a few issues of its predecessor, the Nashville Union, are there.

There is a nice overview history of the Nashville Union & American newspaper on the Chronicling website that you will want to read.  The paper contains much information that may be useful in your research – content can range widely from advertisements, state government proceedings, runaway slave notices, and more.

Nashville Union & American Advertisement - H.A. JESSEL

Incorporation of Rose Hill Cemetery in Maury County (Nov 12, 1853 issue)

Runaway Slave ad from the Feb 29, 1856 issue

Combined with the already available issues of the Memphis Daily Appeal from 1857-1876 that makes for more than 6,000 issues of TN newspapers on the site.  More will be added and we will share more news as we learn of it.




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