American History, 1493-1945

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American History is a collection of digitized primary sources depicting the history of the United States of America from the earliest settlers to World War II.

Contains over 60,000 primary source documents split across two modules, including correspondence, diaries, government documents, business records, books, pamphlets, newspapers, broadsides, photographs, artwork and maps. The majority of the collection is unique manuscripts. All items in this collection are from the Gilder Lehrman Collection at the Gilder Lehrman Institute in New York City.

The collection is divided into two modules: 

Module I - Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Module II - Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945

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Date Coverage

  • 1493-1945

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