American Literature Resources with Primary Sources

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Collection of over 500 US newspapers from the 19th Century.  Includes approximately 1.7 million pages of primary source newspaper content from both rural and urban titles.  Illustrated papers also included.   [more info]
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Includes the full text of almost 3,000 poems written between 1760 and 1900...   [more info]
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Cover-to-cover digital facsimiles of 1,000 historic newspapers from every state.   [more info]
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Fully searchable facsimile editions of nearly 30,000 broadsides and ephemera printed in colonial America.   [more info]
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Primary source database of more than 400 sources of diaries, letters and memoirs.   [more info]
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Digitized page images from American magazines and journals of all types. Titles range from some of the first American magazines to America's first scientific journal.   [more info]
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Includes 40,356 poems by 209 poets, along with six landmark anthologies of American poetry...   [more info]
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Cross-searches subscribed Readex collections reflecting the history of the United States through its congressional publications, popular newspapers, and commercial publishing. This is the same content included in Readex AllSearch, although searches are performed a bit differently.   [more info]
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A full-text collection of short stories from Africa and the African Diaspora.   [more info]
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Collection of non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.   [more info]
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Not recommended for use in Google Chrome.  Please use Internet Explorer, FireFox, or Safari.  C19: The Nineteenth Century Index is an all-inclusive bibliographic tool for 19th-century research.   [more info]
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A collection of poetry and fiction produced in the Caribbean region during the 19th and 20th centuries.   [more info]
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A collection of full-text digital books. Digital version of the Early American Imprints...   [more info]
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A collection of 36,000 fully searchable digital books...   [more info]
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Primary source collection of personal accounts of traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials.   [more info]
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A collection of plays, prose, and poetry written Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and other Latino writers.   [more info]
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NCCO contains monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more from the Nineteenth Century. Allows exploration of term frequency and term clusters.   [more info]
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Collection of primary sources written by North American immigrants from 1800 to 1950.   [more info]
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Collection of letters and diaries reflecting on the immediate experiences of 1,325 women.   [more info]
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An electronic archive of fragmentary texts, poems, letters and more written by Dickinson between 1870 and 1886.   [more info]
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Full text of every book about the Americas published anywhere between 1500 and 1926...   [more info]
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Provides electronic access to over 2,800 volumes of 19th century American fiction. Works may be viewed as either rekeyed text or page images.   [more info]

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