American History Links
This is one section of the fantastic links page
- From Revolution to
Reconstruction (George M. Welling) -- A large
hypertextual archive of information, especially primary
documents, on American history, with strong coverage of
the colonial and revolutionary periods.
Avalon Project: 18th Century Documents (Yale Law) --
Extensive archive of American historical documents.
American Documents (Emory) -- High-resolution (and
therefore large) facsimiles of the Constitution,
Declaration of Independence (including Jefferson's
draft), and Bill of Rights.
- Archiving Early
America -- Includes the Keigwin and Matthews
collection of historic newspapers.
of Early Americanists (Irvine) -- Information on the
Society, with links to E-texts, information on teaching,
dissertations, recent and forthcoming publications, and
other Web resources.
Institute of Early American History & Culture --
Information on the Institute and its events and
publications, including William and Mary Quarterly.
Arts in Colonial American Newspapers, 1690-1783 --
Description of CD-ROM.
Plymouth Colony Archive Project (Christopher Fennell,
Virginia) -- Extensive information on late 17th-c.
in Salem Village (Richard Trask, Virginia) --
Extensive archive on the 1692 trials.
Buff's Reference Library: 16th to 18th Century History
-- Brief essays (more journalistic than scholarly) on
newspaper coverage of early American history.
Leslie Brock Center for the Study of Colonial Currency
(Virginia) -- Useful primary and secondary documents on
early American currency.
- The Early
America Review -- Contents and texts of the print
- The collection of eighteenth-century
exhibitions at the Library of Congress -- Nearly two
dozen exhibitions on early America.
- White Oak Society
-- A "living-history" guide to the 18th-c. fur
Island National Seashore (SUNY Stony Brook) -- Guide
to the William Floyd Estate, an 18th-c. house of one of
the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Plantations and Colonies -- Ship Index (Thomas
Langford) -- An in-progress database of ships and
passenger lists for crossings to American planations and
Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation (Law Library of
Congress) -- Records of American legislative bodies from
the Continental Congress in 1774 to 1873. Full text and
page images of the House Journal, the Senate
Journal, the Senate Executive Journal, the Annals
of Congress, the Journals of the Continental
Congress, Elliot's Debates, Farrand's
Records, Maclay's Journal, and Statutes at
Large. Invaluable. O si sic omnes!
Then and Now (Mike Rogers) -- Unscholarly but
informative discussion of Yorktown, with many historical
photographs and discussions of various buildings.
Rush and Yellow Fever (Bob Arnebeck) -- Book-length
study of Rush and the 1793 epidemic in Philadelphia.
- Military History:
States Naval History: A Bibliography (U.S.
Navy) -- "This edition  of United
States Naval History: A Bibliography
incorporates more than 450 titles chosen from the
large body of naval historical literature
published since the bibliography's sixth edition
appeared in 1972." Very thorough; some items
Territory Alliance -- "A non-profit
educational organization that studies and
recreates the culture, lifestyle, and arts of the
time of the American Revolution, 1775-1783. We
strive to duplicate the uniforms, weapons,
battlefield tactics and camp life of the era as
accurately as possible."
- The French
and Indian War (Digital History LTD) --
Extensive archive, although the audience is
re-enactors and amateurs rather than scholars.
- The French
and Indian War (Syracuse) -- Another thorough
but unscholarly site.
Archive: Slave Movement During the 18th and 19th
Centuries (Wisconsin) -- "This site
provides access to the raw data and documentation
which contains information on the following slave
trade topics from the eighteenth and nineteenth
centuries: records of slave ship movement between
Africa and the Americas, slave ships of
eighteenth century France, slave trade to Rio de
Janeiro, Virginia slave trade in the eighteenth
century, English slave trade (House of Lords
Survey), Angola slave trade in the eighteenth
century, internal slave trade to Rio de Janeiro,
slave trade to Havana, Cuba, Nantes slave trade
in the eighteenth century, and slave trade to
Narratives (Steven Mintz, Univ. of Houston)
-- Seventeenth- through nineteenth-century
accounts of slavery.
- Regional History:
- Philadelphia and Pennsylvania:
- American Historical Figures:
- Samuel Adams:
- Benjamin Franklin:
- Thomas Jefferson:
- James Madison:
- Thomas Paine:
- William Penn:
- Paul Revere:
Paul Revere House -- Information for
visitors to the house, with brief
biographical and historical essays and
- George Washington:
Washington Papers (Virginia) --
Information on the publishing project,
with selected documents, essays, and an
index of the published volumes.
- Daniel Webster: