The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
A digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The book collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books with 19th century imprints.
All ebooks can be freely downloaded. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML, and simple text formats. These books were previously published in print format and digitized with the help of thousands of volunteers. These e-books are free in the United States because their copyright has expired.