Archives the full-text of articles from numerous history journals.
America: History & Life
The definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Provides indexing for 1,700 journals. How to export to RefWorks. Coverage: 1964-present
Encyclopedias and general overviews:
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American Periodicals Online Series
This source includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from 1740-1940. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure's.
New York Times Historical
Offers full-text, full-image articles of The New York Times, going back to 1851. The database can be used to search national and international news, editorials, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, plus historical photos and advertisements. The documents are downloadable in PDF format. How to export to RefWorks
Chicago Defender (Proquest Historical Newspapers)
Covers several editions of the Chicago Defender newspaper from 1909-1975.
Detroit Free Press Historical
Covers several editions of the Detroit Free Press from 1831-1999.
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819
This full-text historical collection contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries. Take a look at our guide to EAI for an introduction on searching or browsing the imprints. How to export to RefWorks
Directly experience the richness and historical significance of Harper’s Weekly, America's leading 19th century illustrated newspaper. Coverage: 1857-1889
History Vault: Southern Life and Slavery
A collection of digitized primary sources documenting the far-reaching impact of slavery and the plantation system on the American South and the nation.
Women's Magazine Archive
An archival research resource comprising the full backfiles of leading women’s interest consumer magazines. Titles are scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period.
Mexican-American War and the Media
Early Washington, DC Law and Family (freedom suits filed between 1800 and 1862)
Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
Documenting the American South (texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture)
The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
Documents on slavery (Avalon Project)
Slavery Collections (New York Public Library)
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project
Black Abolitionist Archive
Freedom on the Move: A Database of Fugitives from North American Slavery
Dred Scott Case Collection
African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts
African American Perspectives
Freedmen and Southern Society Project
Civil War Women
Native Northeast Portal
Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
Hearth Home Economics Archive
Transportation History Collection: Railroads
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