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Early American materials

  • The American Colonist's Library:  Rick Gardiner's collection of primary documents relevant to early American history and culture.
  • American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement.
  • American Literature I Index From Earliest Times To 1865
  • American Revolution Prints and Drawings in the Library of Congress
  • The American Sense of Puritan: An essay by Scott Eric Atkins as part of the Capitol Project, from the American Studies group at the University of Virginia, this site includes a section on representations of Puritans in the Capitol building.
  • Archives of Maryland: Searchable database of Maryland records.
  • Archiving Early America: Digitally-displayed primary source material from eighteenth-century America.
  • The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands: Library of Congress and the National Library of the Netherlands project on the Dutch presence in America and the interactions between the United States and the Netherlands from  1609  to the twentieth century. 
  • A Colonial Abortion Drama:  Larry Cebula's collection of documents relating to an eighteenth-century abortion case.
  • Colonial Connecticut Records, 1636-1776: The public records of the colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776.
  • Colonization & Print in the Americas:  An online exhibit at the library of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Common-Place: An online journal of early American culture.
  • The Computerized Information Retrieval System on Columbus and the Age of Discovery:  A site developed at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.
  • DoHistory: A site focused on Martha Ballard, early American midwife, with resources on eighteenth-century domestic life, law, religion, and midwifery.
  • Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800) -- full-text and full-image of works printed in America from 1639-1800.
  • Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819) -- full text and full image of works printed in the United States 1801-1819.
  • Early American Newspapers (1690-1876) -- full text and full image access to American newspapers 1690-1876.
  • Early Americas Digital Archive
  • Early Encounters in North America:  Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment
  • Early Virginia Religious Petitions:   A collaborative exhibit of the Library of Congress and the Library of Virginia
  • Evans Digital Edition:  Searchable full-text contents of the Evans Digital Edition.  (Barnard College and Columbia University users only.)
  • Faiths of the Founders: Documents on the Religious Beliefs of the Founding Fathers:  Documents gathered by Larry Cebula of Missouri Southern State University.
  • Farber Gravestones: A digital image collection of historic gravestones.
  • George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-99
  • Histories of the Battle of Saratoga, 1777:  A collection of histories and maps related to this important battle.
  • Internet Library of Early Journals:  British journals from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • Interpreting the Declaration by Translation
  • The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents
  • The Judith Sargent Murray Society
  • The Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Nipmuc Place Names in New England:  Includes maps of seventeenth-century Native American towns and settlements.
  • The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
  • The Plymouth Colony Archive:  A wealth of material related to Plymouth colony, including a searchable text of Of Plymouth Plantation.
  • Priscilla's Homecoming: The experiences of   a 10-year-old girl taken on the slave ship Hare from Sierra Leone to South Carolina in 1756, by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University.
  • Raid on Deerfield:  The Many Stories of 1704: Presented by the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association / Memorial Hall Museum.
  • Rare Map Collection - Colonial America:  Maps of colonial American from the University of Georgia's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • Religion and the Founding of the American Republic:  A Library of Congress exhibit rich in images and explanatory materials.
  • Seventeenth-century American Architecture:  Photos and explanatory material prepared by Professor Jeffery Howe of Boston College.
  • Society of Early Americanists: The Society's home page.
  • WWW-VL: History: USA: Discovery & Exploration:  An extensive list of links.
  • The Transatlantic 1790s: A student website from Grinnell College.
  • US Founding Documents:  This site at Emory University Includes Scanned Originals of Early American Documents.
  • William and Mary Quarterly
  • The Winthrop Papers
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