United States (1861-1877): Specialized Collections
Gateway to primary source documents on the Civil War available from the digital collections of research libraries in the South.
Collection of abolitionist speeches by antebellum blacks and editorials from the period.
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.
Searchable full text of some Pennsylvania newspapers from 1831 to 1877.
Small collection of books and pamphlets from the 19th century on slavery in the United States. Includes anti-slavery tracts and slave narratives.
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.
Important documents from U.S. history (e.g., Treaty of Paris, Missouri Compromise) with brief background information and links to other relevant primary materials.
Full text of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1841 – 1955) and Booklyn Life (1890 – 1924).
Digitized books, manuscripts, images, magazines, and catalogs from Harvard University libraries and museums on women in the U.S. economy from 1800-1930.
Collection of primary and secondary sources related to the history of Pittsburgh and the surrounding region from the 18th century to the early 20th century. The site includes over 300 books, nearly 600 maps, census schedules, and a timeline.