Colonial and Revolutionary America

Colonial and Revolutionary America Primary Sources

This is a subpage of the Primary Sources collection.

 

Early Americas Digital Archives (documents and texts from the period 1492-1820):
http://mith2.umd.edu/eada/

American Founding Era (at UVA):
http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/index.php?page_id=Founding%20Era%20Collection

Cabeza de Vaca (colonial Spanish exploring the American Midwest and Southwest)
http://alkek.library.txstate.edu/swwc/cdv/index.html

Resources for the Midwest/Central North America from colonial to present day:
http://publications.newberry.org/frontiertoheartland/

Digital History Center at Colonial Williamsburg
http://research.history.org/Digital_History_Center.cfm

Virginia Gazette (colonial era):
http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/VirginiaGazette/VGbyYear.cfm

Early American Newspapers
http://www.readex.com/readex/product.cfm?product=10

Maryland & Virginia Probate Records, 1740 to 1810:
http://chnm.gmu.edu/probateinventory/

Archives of Maryland Online (with digitized records going back to the 1600s):
http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/html/index.html

Geography of Slavery in Virginia (and runaway ads):
http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/

American State Papers 1789–1838 (through the Library of Congress):
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsplink.html

U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html

Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress- 1774–Present
http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp

Library of Congress Online Collections (browse by topic):
http://www.loc.gov/topics/
or digital collections home: http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html

John Jay Papers online at Columbia:
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/jay/

Papers of the War Department (1784-1800):
http://wardepartmentpapers.org/index.php