American Studies

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Core Primary Sources

Digital primary source collection focusing on African Americans in Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, plus North Carolina towns. NOTE: PDF download options are not available during trials.Trial ends 3/24/16.

1639 - 1900

Combines Early American Imprints, Series I and II (1639 - 1819) and American Broadsides and Ephemera (1760 - 1900)

Primary source materials relating to U.S. history and culture; includes 7 million digitized items from over 100 historical collections.

Primary source collection on social, political, health & legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities internationally: covers the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, etc.

Digital primary source collections on a wide variety of topics, countries, and time periods, from women's history and feminism, to civil rights, foreign policy, missionary societies, the Federal Writers' Project, etc.

A five-part collection, to be released over five years, of all CO 5 class files at t The National Archives, UK. Consists of the original correspondence between the Board of Trade and Secretaries of State and the English, later British, colonies in North America and the Caribbean. NOTE: PDF download options are not available during trials.Trial ends 5/13/16.

1450-1850

Covers social history, early commerce, trade, colonization, industry, political systems, revolutions, slavery, exploration, philosophy, and more.

Digital primary source collection documenting the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe & Asia to the New World and Australasia. NOTE: PDF download options are not available during trial. Trial ends 3/24/16.

1500-1926

Based on Sabin’s Bibliotheca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America from Its Discovery to the Present Time.  Full-text books, pamphlets, broadsides & documents, from sermons & tracts to legislation & literature. Covers all the Americas.

More Primary Sources

1684 - 1912

Digitized American magazines & journals, detailing American history & culture. Topics include women's issues, health, science, the history of slavery, industry & professions, religion, the arts, etc. 

1760 - 1900

Facsimile broadsides & ephemera, from 1760-1900, with Civil War accounts, town meeting reports, trade cards, theater & music programs, menus, and more.

18th - early 20th Century

Combines American Periodical Series (APS) and American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries, offering full text access to 18th - early 20th century American magazines and journals.

1905 - 1975

Online archive of articles, editorial cartoons, photographs, advertisements, etc. from this important African-American newspaper.

Primary source materials (manuscripts, books, newspapers, photos & images) documenting the historical experience, cultural traditions, and political status of indigenous peoples of North America.

Contains primary source documents from the United States & Europe, as well as other parts of the world; formats include antebellum books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, images, and extensive archival material.

Primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews & teaching tools relating to US history, as seen through women's eyes.