United States (1861-1877): Specialized Collections

July 8, 2016

North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories

Database documenting the experiences in North America of immigrants from across the globe. The collection can be searched by facets such as 'age when writing', 'point of departure', and 'occupation', etc. or can be browsed by place ('where written', 'where sent', 'discussed'), nationality, and personal events experienced.

May 8, 2015

Civil War in the American South

Gateway to primary source documents on the Civil War available from the digital collections of research libraries in the South.

October 22, 2014

Black Abolitionist Archive

Collection of abolitionist speeches by antebellum blacks and editorials from the period.

December 8, 2009

National Archives Experience: Digital Vaults

Hundreds of primary source documents, photographs, drawings, maps, and other American history materials drawn from the holdings of the National Archives. Large collections on aviation and space, civil rights, Civil War, founders and founding documents, presidents, and World War II. Images can be used in papers and presentations.

July 24, 2009

Pennsylvania Civil War Era Collection

Searchable full text of some Pennsylvania newspapers from 1831 to 1877. From the Penn State Libraries.

December 22, 2008

Slavery & Abolition in the US

Small collection of books and pamphlets from the 19th century on slavery in the United States. Includes anti-slavery tracts and slave narratives. From Dickinson College and Millersville University.

August 15, 2008

Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930

Harvard University Library digital collection of primary source materials (books, pamphlets, photographs, maps, manuscripts, diaries, etc.) providing a window into the lives of ordinary immigrants to the United States. Focus is on voluntary immigration in the 19th century.

August 15, 2008

Primary Documents in American History

Important documents from U.S. history (e.g., Treaty of Paris, Missouri Compromise) with brief background information and links to other relevant primary materials. Provided by the Library of Congress.

August 15, 2008

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1836-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. From the Library of Congress.

August 15, 2008

Brooklyn Newsstand

Full text of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1841 – 1955) and Booklyn Life (1890 – 1924).

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