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
The entire digital archives of the newspaper since 1851.
America's leading 19th century illustrated newspaper. Coverage: 1857-1889
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
Slavery sources at KL on microfilm
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.
HeritageQuest Online provides access to digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records from 1790-1930. Other valuable content includes Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), and digitized pages from more than 28,000 genealogy and local history books. Thanks to MeL
Over one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. To find U.S. history resources browse by Geography, select United States.
Online primary sources documenting Michigan history.
Michigan County Histories and Atlases
Primary sources online
(in addition to those listed in the general history guide):
- The Making of America
- Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War (U of Virginia)
- Documenting the American South
- North American Slave Narratives (U North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
- Southern Historical Collection (U North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
- Visualizing Emancipation (a map of slavery's demise during the Civil War, showing "the interactions between federal policies, armies in the field, and the actions of enslaved men and women on countless farms and city blocks")
- Mapping Richmond's slave market (a 3-D model of the city's slave market in 1853)
- Cornell's Anti-Slavery and Civil War Collections
- Unknown No Longer (Virginia Historical Society)
- Guide to 19th century periodicals online
For more sources, see:
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
Includes numerous history journals.
Encyclopedias and general overviews:
- Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century
- Early Republic and Antebellum America (online): an overview of the period. Includes a selection of primary sources and a list of relevant websites.
- The Gilded Age and Progressive Era (online)
- Blackwell Companion to Thomas Jefferson
- Blackwell Companion to 19th Century America
- Blackwell Companion to the Civil War and Reconstruction
You may request materials we don't have and we'll borrow them from another library for you.
Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.
Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages
Office hours: W 3-5pm, KL 244. Contact me to make an appointment.