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Lisa's AP US History and Jon's Civil War project
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Annals of American History

This primary source database has speeches, historical accounts, memoirs, poems, images and multimedia.

American History in Video

  • Civil War 1860-1865
    Clips from famous video series such as Ken Burn's Civil War and A&E series The Unknown Civil War and Civil War Journal.

Making of America

  • Making of America
    Cornell University's ebook collection of primary sources on American social history as well as the Official Records of the Union and Confederate armies and navies.

Civil War Trust

Civil War Trust is a nonprofit historic preservation organisation dedicated to Civil War battlefields.  Their History Center website is useful for locating multimedia primary sources (documents, photographs, maps, etc). 

Civil War Newspapers

ABC-CLIO American History


Off Campus?

If you are using library databases from off-campus, find the passwords here.


Chronicling America


Search digitized newspapers by state from 1860-1922.  Provided by the Library of Congress.


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