Monday, 4 July 2016

Hurrah for the USA- our recommended US academic research resources !

Here for Independence day are some of our favourite American history resources.
The Declaration of Independence can be viewed online via Library of Congress website.
Its Documents in American history collection also has background drafting documents and papers from many of the founding fathers.
If you want to sing hurrah for America - try this patriotic song from 1916!

Other great American history collections include

  • American Memory from the Library of Congress provides free open access through the Internet to written primary source documents, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. 
  • AMDOCS: Documents for the study of American History Collection of primary documents and speeches essential for the study of US History. Arranged chronologically from earliest times to 2009
  • Founders Online
    Correspondence and other writings of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison. Includes more than 119,000 searchable and annotated documents. 
  • The Fourth of July Orations Collection (University of Missouri)  provides free access to the full text of  pamphlets of addresses made on Independence Day from 1791-1925. The speeches explore topics central to the developing United States 
  • New York Public Library's Digital Gallery over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including manuscripts, maps, vintage posters, rare prints, and photographs
  • C-SPAN Video Library free access to all C-SPAN programmes since 1987. Look for TV documentaries on American politic

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