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North American history from c.1500 to 1865 (Paper 22)

Part I, Paper 22
  • AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History: links to major historical U.S. documents, most of which are related to the nation's political, diplomatic, military, and legal history; includes speeches, statutes, treaties, court decisions, memoirs, diaries, and letters


  • Cambridge Histories Online*: full texts of the Cambridge History series (titles include The Cambridge history of the native peoples of the AmericasThe Cambridge economic history of the United States, The Cambridge history of American literature, The Cambridge history of law in America)
  • Congressional Record: Permanent Digital Collection: Predecessors, 1789-1997: digitized public account of all legislative debate in the United States Congress, containing a substantially verbatim account of discussion and decisions of Congress on nearly all the major and minor policies and concerns of the day, as well as inserted materials, communications from the president and the executive branch agencies, memorials, petitions, and information and materials on legislation being introduced or passed
  • Documenting the American South: digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture
  • Early English Books Online*: digital library of almost every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America, 1473-1700
  • Electronic Enlightenment*: wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century
  • Empire Online*: online collection of original documents relating to empire studies; includes exploration journals, periodicals, government papers, maps
  • NewspaperCat*: tool that facilitates the discovery of online digitized historical newspaper content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean; currently links to over 1,000 full-text newspaper titles
  • USMA Digital Collections: documentation from the archive collections of the United States Military Academy, including many historic maps
  • Virginia Company Archives*: digital versions of the Ferrar Papers (held by Magdalene College, Cambridge), documenting the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London

(Resources marked * denote those subscribed to by the University Library; should any of the links not work, go to the eresources@cambridge page and try accessing the resource from there.)