Offers full-image access to over 1,100 periodicals published in America between 1741 and 1940. Indexed titles include general interest magazines as well as professional and scholarly journals covering history, politics, the arts and sciences, folklore, and Americana.
Covers 1700s to present. Nearly 4,500 books and 265 journals that trace the evolution of feminism and women's rights in the United States, Britain, Canada, continental Europe, and New Zealand, among other geographic areas. Topics include the nature and role of women, the historical and legal status of women, prostitution, the education of girls and women, biography and autobiography, women writers, marriage and the family, employment of women, women and religion, women's voluntary associations, and many others. Materials available span four centuries and appear in fifteen languages, with English-language summaries available for many titles.
Provides a collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Includes full-text documents from more than 25,000 works of local and family histories, as well as the full-text documents and indexes from the U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1940, among other resources.
Chronicles personal accounts of immigration to America and Canada from 1800-1950. Currently includes approximately 37,500 pages of material by 2,162 authors. When completed, the collection will contain over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories, many previously unpublished.
Chronicles various aspects of women's lives in North America from Colonial times through 1950. As the largest collection of women's diaries and correspondence in existence, it includes 150,000 pages of published and previously unpublished letters and diaries by 1,325 women authors. Limited biographical information is included.
Provides citations to nearly 14 million articles in the humanities and social sciences. Full-text articles are available from approximately 740 historically significant periodicals in disciplines such as anthropology, area studies, economics, education, history, linguistics and philology, literature, music and the performing arts, and sociology, among others. Includes full-text articles in languages other than English, with significant offerings in Spanish, French, and German.
Comprehensive full image coverage of U.S. Congressional publications 1789-present, including hearings, prints, reports, Serial Set maps, bills and laws, Congressional Record, Congressional Research Service Reports, and information on Congressional members and committees. Updated daily.
Provides access to books, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, plus over 1,000 images, 3,600 documents, and 900 links to other websites, documenting the history of women in social movements in the U.S. from colonial times through the twentieth century. In addition, 92 document projects examine interpretive questions concerning women's history throughout this time period. New documents and document projects are added annually.
A compilation of quality websites containing primary sources about the Civil War. Included are collections of digitized letters, diaries, photographs, maps, official records, battlefield dispatches, and resources about slavery and abolition. From the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Digitized maps from Baylor University concerning the Civil War. The maps come from the Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, published in 1895. Searchable by keywords, including military personnel, city, state, and geographic features.
Most of the approximately 7,000 images in this collection were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady. They include scenes of of military personnel, battle preparation, and battle after-effects, as well as portraits of both Union and Confederate officers, and a selection of enlisted men. Part of the Library of Congress' American Memory Collection.
Contains several hundred printed pamphlets and books pertaining to slavery and antislavery in New England, 1725-1911. Includes speeches, sermons, proceedings and other publications of organizations such as the American Anti-Slavery Society and the American Colonization Society, and a small number of pro-slavery tracts.
An expanding resource compiling various independent online collections focused upon race and slavery in the American South, made searchable through a single, simple interface. Slave petitions, deeds, runaway slave advertisements, and data about the slave trade highlight this collection.
This collection consists of correspondence, speeches, and articles written by Douglass and his contemporaries. Other items include a draft of his autobiography, financial and legal, paper,s scrapbooks, and miscellaneous items spanning the years 1841 to 1964 with the bulk of the material being from 1862 to 1895.
The Texas Slavery Project examines the spread of American slavery into the borderlands between Mexico and the United States during the 1820s to the 1850s. Includes interactive maps, a searchable slave and slaveholder statistical database, and primary documents such as correspondence, newspaper articles, constitutions, legal documents, and laws.
This databases allows users to explore the lives of slaves in Virginia. Search by a slave's name and/or occupation. Results are pulled from the digitized documents held by the Virginia Historical Society.
Archival materials documenting the Atlanta Campaign and the defense of Savannah; the Eastern Theater and Western Theater outside of Georgia; Confederate government records and correspondence of its prominent officials; life on the homefront; slavery; and the Civil War in memory. The records include the diverse experiences and perspectives of military leaders, soldiers, and civilians whose lives were directly impacted by the Civil War.
A collection that includes correspondence dating from the earliest years of the war. Troops from western North Carolina kept in touch with family members by exchanging frequent letters to and from the war front. Searchable by family name, regiment, and county.
Images depicting the war are from woodcuts, engravings, lithographs, and photographs. The overwhelming majority of these were made by persons accompanying Union forces or were made from sketches and other information they provided.
Eyewitness views and accounts selected from the University of South Carolina Libraries. Books, diaries, sheet music, maps, letters, photographs and illustrations provide glimpses of everyday life during the Civil War.
Detailed statements of receipts and expenditures of U.S. Government appropriations, including balances of the current and previous fiscal years, payments during the year, sum carried to surplus funds, and balances unspent at the end of the year. Coverage includes 1793; 1797; 1805-1806; 1812-1828; and 1830-1890. From govinfo.gov
This web site explores Brooklyn during the Civil War by presenting primary source documents — photographs, letters, newspaper articles, illustrations, and more — that show what life was like during this period.
Civil War Washington examines the U.S. national capital from multiple perspectives and allows users to study, visualize, and theorize, the complex changes in the city between 1860 and 1865 through collections of datasets, images, text, and maps.
In 1953, the Abraham Lincoln Association published The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, a multi-volume set of Lincoln's correspondence, speeches, and other writings, now available in electronic form.
A digital repository of information pertaining to the Civil War in southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. The chronological scope of this project is 1854-1877, which represents the time period between the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the end of Reconstruction.
A first person narrative by nurse Amanda Akin, who spent fifteen months serving injured soldiers and others at the Armory Square Hospital in Washington, DC. Her letters to her sisters and other missives are included as well courtesy of the Smithsonian's American History Museum. Visitors can explore documents via an interactive map of DC or look though the items based on themes.
Francis H. Pierpont (1814–1899) was elected governor of the “Loyal” or “Restored” Government of Virginia which was formed in Wheeling shortly after the state’s Richmond government left the Union to join the Confederacy in May 1861. Included in this digital collection are more than 850 telegrams documenting Pierpont’s efforts to maintain Union rule in western Virginia during the first two years of the Civil War.
Documents daily life in Washington, D.C., through the eyes of U.S. Patent Office examiner Horatio Nelson Taft (1806-1888), including Taft's connection with Abraham Lincoln and his family. Of special interest is Taft's description of Lincoln's assassination, based on the accounts of his friends and his son, who was one of the attending physicians at Ford's Theatre the night Lincoln was shot, on April 14, 1865.