HIS 409: Colonial America
European History Sources
- Historical Dictionary of European Imperialism
- Ref D217 .H57 1991
People, places, events. Well-indexed, brief essays.
- Chronology of World History
- Ref D 11 .M39 1999
This 4-volume set provides a year-by-year listing of events and accomplishments in
politics, economics, science, medicine, the arts and society. Volume 2, "1492 - 1775:
The Expanding World" is especially useful.
- Cambridge Modern History
- Ref D 208 .N4
Especially volumes 6,7,8, which cover 1688-1793. Good for overall background.
- Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century World History
- Ref D 286 .D53 1994
People, places, events, and ideas.
American History Sources
- Dictionary of American History
- Ref E 174 .A43 1976
Comprehensive, ten-volume work of essays on a wide range of topics.
- Encyclopedia of American History, 7th Edition
- Ref E 174.5 .E52 1996
Contains useful chronological and background information on the period 1578-1775.
- Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies
- REF E 45 .E53 1993
This 3-volume set contains brief essays on issues relating to the North American Colonies.
Some essays include brief bibliographies.
- American Eras: The Colonial Era, 1600-1754
- REF E 162 .A5144 1998
Brief articles and biographical sketches, arranged by broad subject areas. Each chapter
contains a "Topics in the News" section and a short bibliography.
- The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Colonial America
- REF E 162 .T26 1997
Provides regional overviews, with a focus on food & drink, clothing, marriage & family,
economics, trades, architecture, religion and the arts.
- Encyclopedia of Colonial and Revolutionary America
- Ref E 188 .E63 1990
Brief essays on a wide variety of topics relating to the era. This volume plays particular
attention to the history of women, Afro-Americans, Native Americans , social and economic history.
It is well indexed and provides brief bibliographies.
- Chronicle of America
- REF E 174.5 .C47 1995
An illustrated chronology of American history, interspersed with brief articles.
- Encyclopedia of American Political History : Studies of the Principal Movements and Ideas
- REF E 183 .E5 1984
A 3-volume set, with long essays on broad topics. Contains a detailed subject index.
- The American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature
- REF D 20 .Z2A44 1995
An annotated bibliography of nearly 27,000 books published between 1961
and 1992 in the field of history. Of special interest are Section 39 : Colonial North
America and Section 41 : American Revolution and Early Republic.
Abstracts & Indexes (Periodical Articles)
America: History and Life
Comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.
Covers 1964 to the present.
Comprehensive international historical coverage (excluding the U.S. and Canada)
from 1450 to the present. Covers abstracts from 1954 to the present.
Humanities Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering classical studies,
history, literature, performing arts, philosophy, and related fields.
Covers 1984 to the present.
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contact Ann Upton, 291-4225,
or Michael Lear, 291-4433,
or Tom Karel, 291-3845 for assistance
- Pennsylvania Gazette. 1728 - 1789
- Bound Periodicals
Weekly newspaper published in Philadelphia.
The 1728-1800 volumes can be searched on the Accessible Archives
- Yahoo - 18th Century American Links
A list of relevant web sites within Yahoo's U.S. History menu.
- American Memory (Library of Congress)
Links to a collections at the Library of Congress; can search by topics or time periods.
- Virginia Colonial Records Project
- 18th Century Sources
Links to a wide variety of World Wide Web pages relating to the 18th Century.
Includes sites pertaining to military, cultural and social subjects.