PRIMARY DATABASES: Historic Resources

American Periodicals Series Online    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1741-1900

American Periodicals Series Online contains page images of more than 1,100 historic American magazines, journals, and newspapers. These resources illuminate the development of American culture, politics, and society across some 150 years. Articles can be searched by author, source, and words in the complete text. The collection is arranged in three series: 1741-1800, the period of transition from British colony to emerging nation; 1800-1850, pre-Civil War and the era of debate over slavery; and 1850-1900, Civil War and Reconstruction. Magazines of these periods cover the literature, science, religion, arts, and history of the time.

Annals of American History    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Annals of American History Full text of over 2000 primary documents in American history, including: historical accounts, speeches, memoirs, poems, editorials, and cultural criticism. Also has multimedia files including more than 500 pictures, hundreds of video clips, and audio of famous speeches.

Coverage: 1857-1871

HarpWeek is the electronic version of Harper's Weekly from the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, 1857-1871. HarpWeek includes all the pages of Harper's Weekly as scanned images, together with a series of indexes. Harper's Weekly was a leading national weekly during the second half of the nineteenth-century, providing information and insights on political, military and social issues and events prior to and during the Civil War. HarpWeek includes news, editorials, stories, illustrations, book reviews, serialized novels, advertising and maps from the weekly. It also includes biographical information about period leaders.

Heritage of the Printed Book 
Coverage: 1455 - 1830

Heritage of the Printed Book (formerly the Hand Press Book database) includes records for European printing of the hand-press period (c. 1455-1830) from the Consortium of European Research Libraries, whose 48 members represent national and university libraries in 25 countries.

Historical Statistics of the United States 

The Historical Statistics of the United States (HSUS), Millennial Online edition, allows users to access data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade - quantitative facts of American History.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center E-Books    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center E-Books provides digital versions of historical books from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. You can search for specific words or phrases within books, or view entire books. Some of the transcribed pages link to images of the original printed pages.

Opening History: U.S. History Resources from Libraries,Museums, and Archives 

Opening History (OH) provides organized access to digital resources of value for research on United States history and culture. It aggregates a range of distributed and complementary cultural heritage collections from libraries, museums, and archives to increase their visibility and to enhance the value and usefulness of individual collections by integrating them with related collections, providing search and browse functions across collections, and linking to related resources outside of OH. The OH initiative encourages sharing of digital resources in open access formats and promotes coordinated access to regional, state, and local collections to support the creation of a digital cultural heritage aggregation of national scope.

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 
Coverage: 1600-2000

brings together primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, Web site reviews, and teaching tools, all documenting the multiplicity of womenís activism in public life. The database is edited by the projectís creators of the State University of New York at Binghamton, together with an editorial board of leading scholars from around the U.S. The database is organized around document projects, each posing a new interpretative question and then providing 20 to 50 primary documents that address the question.


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