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History 496 - Atlantic World 1400-1888: Online Resources

The concept of the Atlantic world arose to describe the interactions of the peoples of the Americas, Europe, and Africa through exploration, colonialism, imperialism and independence and and their adjustments in new homelands, market systems and more.

Online Collections of Primary Resource Materials

  • American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries Letters, 1833-1893
    Part of Archives Unbound, includes letters to and from missionaries to Native Americans written between 1833-1893.
  • American Memory
    Free online access to digitized historical documents, photographs, sound recordings, moving pictures, maps, and other resources from the Library of Congress’s collections.
    • A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation
      Beginning with the Continental Congress in 1774, America's national legislative bodies have kept records of their proceedings. The records of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the United States Congress make up a rich documentary history of the construction of the nation and the development of the federal government and its role in the national life. These documents record American history in the words of those who built our government.
  • American Periodical Series Online
    Search full-page images from 1,500 American magazines and journals published from 1740-1940.
  • Chronicling America
    Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922.
  • Civil War in Words and Deeds
    Part of Archives Unbound, contains 144,000+ pages of regimental histories and personal narratives, chronicling life during the American Civil War.
  • EuroDocs
    Links to open-access European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.
  • Hansard Online Archive
    Contains the proceedings of both the British House of Commons and the House of Lords back to 1803.
  • America: History & Life
    Indexes over 1,700 journals on U.S. and Canadian history published since 1964.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Multi-disciplinary; includes full-text of 3,900+ scholarly journals...
  • Project Muse
    Project MUSE offers 300 journals from 60 scholarly publishers in the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

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