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Colonial American History   Tags: american revolution, colonial, early american, history, united states  

Explore the history of North American English colonies.
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These pages are designed to help you begin your research on North American English colonies up to the time of the American Revolution.


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  • Early American Imprints, Series I, Evans (1639-1800)
    Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans. The definitive resource for every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and just about any other topic imaginable. Contains over 36,000 imprints and more than 2.5 million images.
  • History Resource Center: US
    The History Resource Center: U.S. provides integrated access to over 1,000 historical (primary) documents, more then 30,000 reference articles, and over 65 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present. The material also includes access to the citations for over 180 additional history journals from the Institute for Scientific Information's Arts and Humanities Citation Index.
  • America: History and Life
    Bibliographic database covering the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online
    A machine-readable union list of the holdings of the British Library, as well as those from more than 1,500 university, private and public libraries worldwide. This includes over 150,000 English-language titles and editions published between 1701-1800. This online collection is divided into seven subject areas: history and geography; social science and fine arts; medicine, science and technology; literature and language; religion and philosophy; law; and references.

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