Digitized Sources

General history materials

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

Current Events

Ranking America (comparison of the U.S. with other countries on various socio-economic and political points).

Native American

Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704

Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties

The Invasion of America.  This interactive site maps every Native American treaty and executive order between 1776 and 1886, with links to the original treaty text when available.

Lakota Winter Counts (Smithsonian Online Exhibit)

Yale Indian Papers Project: 400 Years of New England Native Life

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology Online Collection

Colonial British America

The Adams Papers (MHS)

Adams Family Papers (letters to/from Abigail and John Adams), 1762-1801 (MHS)

The Papers of George Washington, 1744-1799

Jonathan Edwards, Collected Writings, Online (Yale University)

Sir William Johnson Papers

America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922

Anglo-American Legal Tradition  Law records from medieval and early modern England in the National Archives in London.

Avalon Project at Yale (significant 17th and 18th century legal documents)

Appeals to the Privy Council from the American Colonies

Massachusetts Printed Acts and Resolves, 1692-1959

Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704

Silence Dogood: Ben Franklin in the New England Courant

Taking the Trade: Abortion, Sex, and Privacy in 18th-Century New England

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

Salem Witchcraft Trials (vast range of documents)

Maps of Massachusetts, 1640-1809

 

Revolutionary United States

The Harbottle Dorr (annotated) newspapers, MHS

America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922

Mapping the Republic of Letters (international Enlightenment connections)

American Archives, 1774-1776 (NIU/NEH site)

The Coming of the Revolution, 1764-1776 (MHS)

The Worcester [Mass.] Revolution of 1774

Virtual American Revolution (digital 360° views of Boston area sites today, and maps)

Mapping Revolutionary Boston

Siege of Boston (MHS)

Early State Constitutions

U.S. Congress documents and debates, 1774-1875

Adams Family Papers (letters to/from Abigail and John Adams), 1762-1801 (MHS)

James Madison Papers, Library of Congress

The Papers of George Washington, 1744-1799

Early Virginia Religious Petitions, 1774-1802

Shays’s Rebellion, 1786-1787 (documents etc.)

Slaves and the Courts (in books and pamphlets), 1740-1860

African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts (MHS)

Ray Raphael’s page of Revolutionary documents

Avalon Project at Yale (significant 17th and 18th century legal documents)

The Geography of Slavery in Virginia, with searchable database of 18th-century runaway slave ads from Virginia newspapers

 The Founders’ Constitution: extensive primary resources

Slavery and the Ratification of the Constitution

University of Virginia hypertexts

including complete texts of Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia, Lewis and Clark Journals, Crevecoeur’s Letters from an American Farmer, and The Federalist Papers

Early National U.S.                 

U.S. Treasury Reports, complete collection, 1789-1980

Early American Imprints (Shaw-Shoemaker set), 1800-1819

America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922

Antifederalist Texts

Independence Day Orations

A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns, 1787-1825

 U.S. Congress documents and debates, 1774-1875

Adams Family Papers (letters to/from Abigail and John Adams), 1762-1801 (MHS)

The Papers of George Washington, 1744-1799

 James Madison Papers, Library of Congress

Early Virginia Religious Petitions, 1774-1802

Slaves and the Courts (in books and pamphlets), 1740-1860

MHS, The Case for Ending Slavery (many scanned documents, with questions and lesson plans)

Making of America site, many primary sources in American social history

Age of Jefferson (primary sources on various topics clipped and sorted by Prof. Pasley)

Antebellum U.S.                 

America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922

U.S. Congress documents and debates, 1774-1875

Anti/Pro-Slavery Literature

Slaves and the Courts (in books and pamphlets), 1740-1860

Maps showing expansion of slavery and free population, 1790-1860

Making of America site, many primary sources in American social history

Post-Civil War

Visualizing Emancipation

History Web Publications

Digital Public Library of America

http://dsl.richmond.edu/historicalatlas/

Common Place

Do History (Martha Ballard diary)

Valley of the Shadows (Shenandoah Valley, 1859-1870)

Early Encounters in North America

Online and digital resources for early Americanists

Currency and price conversion calculators (including John McCusker’s How Much Is That?)

A Women’s Work is Never Done: American Antiquarian Society exhibition

Visual Resources

Early American Paintings in Worcester Art Museum

American Memory, early maps (Library of Congress)

Birch’s Views: contains almost all of Birch’s paintings and engravings of early national Philadelphia, with locator maps

National Archives web site

Photographs of 17th and 18th Century Structures in Massachusetts, taken by Harriet Forbes 1887-1945

 The Story of Christmas (American Antiquarian Society)

National Museum of the American Indian

Databases

The Trans-Atlantic Database — huge and wonderful!

United States Historical Census Data Browser, with full searchable information for 1790-1960

The Virginia Runaways Project, a searchable database of eighteenth-century runaway ads

Slavery in Pennsylvania, with extensive data on slaves and slaveholders

A New Nation Votes.  A searchable collection of election returns 1787-1825, done by the AAS and Tufts University Digital Collections, with NEH funding.

Miscellaneous

The Atlantic World Electronic Exploration home page

The Inflation Calculator, will work out the current value of colonial, revolutionary and early national items

Common-Place, the Interactive Journal of Early American Life

Jefferson-Hemings DNA Testing, an Online resource on the website of The Thomas Jefferson Foundation

Northern Visions of Race, Region, and Reform in the Press and in the Letters of Freedmen, 1862-1868

British Resources

The British Library home page

The Public Record Office web page

A comprehensive listing of resources for American and Canadian studies in Scottish university and research libraries

Statistical Accounts of Scotland (incl. 1791-99)

Papers of Early Americans

The Winthrop Papers home page

George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress

Robert “King” Carter of Virginia; diary, correspondence, and papers, 1701-1732

The Papers of George Washington, including primary sources and secondary works

Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress

Excerpts from slave narratives, including ten from the revolutionary and early national eras

Online Archive of Works of Thomas Paine

Miscellaneous Primary Sources

The Culture of Tobacco: NYPL site containing many primary sources

Colonial, revolutionary and early national primary sources

 The American Revolution: National Discussion of Our Revolutionary Origins. Contains excellent secondary and primary materials, with full use of multimedia

Eighteenth Century Documents on the web site of the Avalon Project (Yale), including many political, constitutional and diplomatic sources

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: US Congressional documents and databases, 1774-1873

The Constitution Community, at the National Archives site, contains many primary sources

Native American Organizations and Publications

Canadian aboriginal digital collections

Indian Country Today

Iroquois links

U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs

Historians’ Websites/Blogs

J.L. Bell (“Boston 1775″)

William Cronon (“Scholar as Citizen”)

Ann Little (“Historiann”)

Jeff Pasley (“The Early American Republic Plugged In”)

Claire Potter (“Tenured Radical”)

C. Vann Winchell

Jewish Organizations

Hillel National

Hillel at Truman State University

 Hillel’s “Small and Mighty” Soref Program

Congregation Beth Shalom, Columbia

St. Louis Jewish Federation

Kansas City Jewish Federation

Beth El, Sudbury

 

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