American history Archive

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American Civil War Research Database – Trial ended 21 May 2017

The American Civil War Research Database is a definitive online resource for researching individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War. It delivers indexed, searchable information on 4.3 million soldiers and thousands of battles in the form of photographs, regimental rosters, regimental chronicles, officer profiles, and more.

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

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Early American Newspapers – Trial ended 25 February 2017

Early American Newspapers documents the daily life of hundreds of diverse American communities, supported different political parties and recorded both majority and minority views. This growing digital collection of early American newspapers is the most extensive resource of its kind.

NB: This trial includes University-subscribed content (Series 1, 2, 3, 6, 7) as well as trial-only content (Series 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13).

Please send additional comments to Matthew Braun.

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Colonial America, modules I & II – Trial ended 7 October 2016

Colonial America will make available all 1,450 volumes of the CO 5 series from The National Archives, UK, covering the period 1606 to 1822. CO 5 consists of the original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies.*

Please send additional comments to Janalyn Moss.

*Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

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African American Communities – Trial ended 4 November 2015

African American Communities presents multiple aspects of the African American community — focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina — through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity.

Please send additional comments to Carmelita Pickett.