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American Song includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and anti-war protests. It encompasses the great American musical genres including country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, and shape note singing - combined with powerful recordings by artists such as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Si Kahn, Lead Belly, Sleepy LaBeef, the New Lost City Ramblers, Otis Clay, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Nanci Griffith, The Lilly Brothers, Merle Travis, and others.
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. For more details about the project, see About MoA. Making of America is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Developed and managed by the Maine Historical Society (MHS), the Maine Memory Network (MMN) enables historical societies, libraries, and other cultural institutions across the state to upload, catalog, and manage digital copies of historical items from their collections into one centralized, web-accessible database.
This leading Black newspaper of the 20th century reached its peak in the 1940s. The Amsterdam News was a strong advocate for the desegregation of the U.S. military during World War II, and also covered the historically important Harlem Renaissance. Coverage is from 1922 to 1993.
The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 8,000 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes: * Africana * Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 * Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present * Black Women in America, Second Edition * African American National Biography
Indexes popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States. Provides indexing of general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.
A resource for primary source documents covering the history of women in social movements in the U.S. from 1600 to 2000, this collection provides information on women's reform activities by bringing together books, images, and full-text documents as well as scholarly essays, a chronology of U.S. women's history, a dictionary of social movements and organizations, a bibliography, and teaching tools.
Eight CenturiesEight Centuries (formerly 19th Century Masterfile) is a database covering source material dating from 1106 until 1960 (varies by source). 8C aggregates indexes, catalogs, collections, and other finding aids, and includes citations to 9,000 periodicals in 30+ languages. 8C provides access to articles, newspapers, books, U.S. patents, government documents, and images. Links to open access and subscription full-text sources are included where available.
Accessible Archives CompleteFull-text access to a number of historical U.S. periodicals, with a focus on texts providing unique windows into historical events and daily life in the early United States. Topics covered include slavery, the Civil War, and women's rights.
African-American Music ReferenceEssays, images, and liner notes relating to historical and modern African-American music, covering genres such as blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, and gospel, as well as other forms of black American musical expression.
AFI Catalog (American Film Institute)The American Film Institute's Film Indexes Online search tool provides access to records of all motion pictures produced in the United States from 1892 to the present day, including plot summaries, production notes, and subject and song indexes.
American MemoryOpen access to historical U.S. media -- including written and spoken works, sound recordings, images, prints, maps, and sheet music -- documenting the American experience, drawn from the Library of Congress and other institutions.
American Periodicals"This database contains periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals. Coverage includes the modernist movement in art and culture.
American State Papers, 1789-1838A complete online edition of the Library of Congress's 38-volume compendium of U.S. Congressional documents from early post-Revolutionary America, with ten sections focusing on topics such as American Indian affairs, foreign relations, and finances.
Ancestry LibraryAncestry.com's online search tool, providing access to a collection of documents -- including census data, birth, marriage, and death records, almanacs, and newspapers -- meant to facilitate genealogical research.
A New Nation VotesA searchable collection of returns from early American elections, hosted by the American Antiquarian Society and Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives with data compiled by Philip Lampi.
Bibliography of Native North AmericansCitations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents covering native North American culture, history, and life, with coverage spanning from the 16th century to the present. Topics include archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy.
CQ ResearcherA collection of reports on issues affecting American politics, such as climate change, health care, immigration, and foreign policy.
Ethnic NewsWatchFull-text database of periodicals of the American ethnic and minority press, with works offering African-American, Arab-American, Asian-American, European-American, Latino, Jewish, and Native American perspectives.
Fold3Fold3 provides access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
Harper's Weekly (Harpweek) 1857-1912Historical archive of issues of Harper's Weekly dating from 1857 to 1912, with sections covering the Civil War era (1857-1965), Reconstruction (1866-1877), and the Gilded Age (1878-1912).
Historical NewspapersDigitized articles from five major U.S. newspapers dating back to the 18th century -- includes the Boston Globe (1872-1982), the Los Angeles Times (1881-1990), the New York Times (1851-2009), the Wall Street Journal (1889-1996), and the Washington Post (1877-1997).
History VaultA collection of archival primary-source materials on historical topics, including modules in areas such as Civil Rights and 20th-century U.S. military conflicts.
House and Senate Journals 1789-1817Digitized historical records of floor action from the early U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, chronicling floor discussions, votes, and other Congressional activity.
Making of America (Cornell)A collection of primary-source material related to U.S. history -- primarily the period between 1840 and 1900 -- with thousands of monographs, journals, books, and articles. Produced in collaboration with the University of Michigan.