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|Coverage:||The Guardian: 1821-2003; The Observer: 1791-2003|
|Access:||University of Delaware Library; campus network; available via proxy access|
|Description:||The Guardian (1821-2003) and its sister paper, The Observer (1791-2003) gave readers access to facts, firsthand accounts, and opinions of the day about the most significant and
fascinating political, business, sports, literary, and entertainment events from the past two centuries, including Napoleon’s
defeat at Waterloo to the Russian Revolution to Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.|
The Guardian and The Observer had reputations for fearless reporting and controversial opinions. The Guardian was first published in response to the Peterloo Massacre. Originally known as the Manchester Guardian, it was a Saturday-only paper until the newspaper stamp duty was repealed in 1855. The Observer, the world’s oldest Sunday paper, was first published in 1791. Writers such as George Orwell, Vita Sackville-West, Clive James, Philip Toynbee, and others were contributors.
|Trial Ends:||December 12, 2012|