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An Alternative History Since 1865

The Nation is an important clearinghouse of primary source material in America and around the world. The Nation Digital Archive makes it possible for researchers to access 14 decades of America's best alternative journalism in ways never before possible. The archive includes perspectives on news, politics, and culture from writers, artists, novelists, and playwrights.

Search Through Nearly 150 Years

The Nation Digital Archive is a fully searchable electronic version of the magazine's complete backfile, offering a 145-year archive of reporting opinion and criticism. The archive contains thousands of historic articles, editorials, letters, reviews, poems, and puzzles dating back to Volume I, Number 1, from July 6, 1865.