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History Databases Containing Primary Sources
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The American Civil War: a collection of free online primary source websites from the Association of College and Research Libraries
The Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: a Selection of Primary Sources Approximately 1,600 curated primary-source documents related to critical people and events in the African American freedom struggle. Documents include historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more.
The Black Past: Remembered & Reclaimed The "Google" of African American history includes an online encyclopedia, primary sources, and much more.
The Civil War: Harper's Weekly Original Civil War Newspapers Harper's Weekly was the most popular newspaper during the Civil War, and it featured stunning illustrations, and in depth stories on all the important people and events of the war. Coverage currently runs from 1861 to May 1865. (Newspaper thumbnails take you to the complete paper.)
Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877 Each set collects primary sources on a specific frequently-taught topic, along with historical background information and teaching ideas; from the Library of Congress.
Digital History An extensive documents collection is part of this award-winning American history website from the College of Education at the University of Houston.
Digital Public Library of America: Primary Source Sets A vast collection of free content from American libraries, archives, and museums.
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