Civil War and Reconstruction

America's Gilded Age: An eyewitness history

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Traces the history of the United States from 1865 to 1901 through such primary sources as memoirs, diaries, letters, contemporary journalism, and official documents.

American Civil War

Primary source materials present different aspects of the civil war from figures such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, and Abraham Lincoln.

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History Matters

more digitized primary sources on the Internet - Civil War and Reconstruction 1850 - 1877

The Bill of Rights: A history in documents

Uses contemporary documents to explore the history of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the British traditions on which they were based, and their impact on American society.

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The Civil War and Reconstruction: An eyewitness history

Potrays the American Civil War and its aftermath through such primary sources as memoirs, diaries, letters, contemporary journalism, and official documents.

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The Crisis of the Union

an electronic archive of documents about the causes, conduct, and consequences of the US Civil War. From the University of Pennsylvania, Department of History.

The Nation Divides: The Civil War, 1820 - 1880

Primary source materials present different aspects of the Civil War, including the debate over slavery, secession of the Confederate States, the war itself, and life for the slaves after emancipation.

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The Struggle to Grow: Expansion and industrialization, 1880-1920

Primary source materials present life on the Western frontier, urbanization, immigration, social reformers, and contemporary technology

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also in Adult Non-Fiction

Voices from the Civil War: a Documentary History of the Great American Conflict

Letters, diaries, memoirs, interviews, ballads, newspaper articles, and speeches depict life and events during the four years of the Civil War.

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Westward Expansion: An eyewitness history

A collection of annotated documents relating to Westward Expansion including journals, narratives, and congressional testimony.

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Women's Suffrage In America: An eyewitness history

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Chronicles the struggle of American women for the right to vote, from 1800 to their victory in 1920. Includes quotations from contemporary witnesses through memoirs, letters, and other documents of the period.