Afro-American Studies

Core Primary Sources

Coverage varies by title

Full text articles from The Christian Recorder, The Colored American/Weekly Advocate, Frederick Douglass Paper, Freedom's Journal, The National Era, The North Star, Provincial Freeman, and Douglass Monthly.

Contains primary source documents from the United States & Europe, as well as other parts of the world; formats include antebellum books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, images, and extensive archival material.

More Primary Sources

1639 - 1900

Combines Early American Imprints, Series I and II (1639 - 1819) and American Broadsides and Ephemera (1760 - 1900)

Primary source materials relating to U.S. history and culture; includes 7 million digitized items from over 100 historical collections.

18th - early 20th Century

Combines American Periodical Series (APS) and American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries, offering full text access to 18th - early 20th century American magazines and journals.

A collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century.

1450-1850

Covers social history, early commerce, trade, colonization, industry, political systems, revolutions, slavery, exploration, philosophy, and more.

1500-1926

Based on Sabin’s Bibliotheca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America from Its Discovery to the Present Time.  Full-text books, pamphlets, broadsides & documents, from sermons & tracts to legislation & literature. Covers all the Americas.