Journal articles are usually comprised of original research that is focused on a very narrow aspect of a topic. These articles are written by scholars in a given field and are very authoritative and reliable. Journal articles are published more quickly than books, offering more current information.
SLUth Search Plus searches about 50 library databases, including America: History & Life, Historical Abstracts, JSTOR, Project Muse, and the SLU Libraries Catalog.
Why search an individual library database if it's available in SLUth Search Plus? Advanced search functionality! This is especially important for America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts. See "Search by Historical Period" tab above.
Note: Your search may return articles that are about a BROADER time period than you've specified, but the articles will definitely include the historical period you're interested in.