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The American Civil War: Primary Sources: General Collections
This database offers primary source materials covering the American Civil War and the sectional controversies leading up to the war, and, additionally, offers several key newspapers. It is especially rich in pamphlets that expressed radical, alternative opinions on the issues of the era.
Civil War in the American South provides a central portal to access digital collections from the Civil War Era (1850-1865) held by members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL).
This digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collections currently contain books, monograph volumes and journal articles with 19th century imprints.
Making of America is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.This is a freely accessible site. Contents may change without warning.
This rich collection of federal records, letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, and diaries is organized in five subject categories: 1) Black Freedom Struggle; 2) NAACP Papers; 3) Slavery and the Law; 4) Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantations Records; and 5) Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975.
An online resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War, with indexed, searchable information on troop movements and battles, together with photographs. It contains regimental rosters, regimental chronicles, and officer profiles.
Primary source material from 18th and 19th Century periodicals. Included in the collection is Godey's Lady's Book, The Civil War: A Soldier's Perspective, African American newspapers, American county histories and various other newspapers, gazettes and collections.
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive includes collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S. as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions. It consists of books, serials, manuscript collections, supreme court records and briefs, reference articles, and encyclopedias.
Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more.
General Collections: Websites
These collections will include various types of primary sources (newspaper articles, images, government documents, letters, etc.). These are all freely accessible websites
A collection of primary sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Includes collections such as First-Person Narratives of The American South and North American Slave Narratives.