Franklin &  Marshall College Library

HIS123: Atlantic World

European History Sources

Cambridge Modern History
Ref D 208 .N4
Especially volumes 6,7,8, which cover 1688-1793. Good for overall background.

Chronology of World History
Ref D 11 .M39 1999
Especially Volume 2: 1492-1775, The Expanding World

Longman Companion to Formation of the European Empire, 1488-1920
Ref D 217 .C46 2000

Historical Dictionary of European Imperialism
Ref D 217 .H57 1991

Facts on File Dictionary of European History, 1485-1789
Ref D 231 W54

Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia 2 vols.
Ref E 111 .C774 1991

American History Sources

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.

Revolutionary America, 1763 to 1800
Ref E 162 .P86 1994
Part of the "Almanacs of American Life" series; contains chronologies, tables, and maps.

American Eras
Ref E 169.1 .A4719 1998
Good overall background material. Vols. 1-3 cover pre-1600 through the American Revolution.

Dictionary of American History
Ref E 174 .A43 1976
Comprehensive, multi-volume encyclopedia of essays on a wide range of topics.

American Heritage Encyclopedia of American History
Ref E 174 .A535 1998

Oxford Companion to United States History
Ref E 174 .O94 2001
See, especially, the entries on "Revolution and Constitution, Era of," and "Revolutionary War."

Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates, 10th Edition
REF E 174.5 .C3 1997

Encyclopedia of American History, 7th Edition
Ref E 174.5 .E52 1996

American Revolution, 1775-1783: An Encyclopedia
Ref E 208 .A433 1993
Two volumes of essays on over 800 topics; good coverage of all battles and biographies.

Abstracts and Indexes (Periodical Articles)

America: History and Life
This is the major scholarly index to the literature of U.S. history. Brief summaries accompany most of the articles listed.

Historical Abstracts
Comprehensive historical coverage of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada). Brief summaries accompany most of the articles listed.

Humanities Full Text
This index covers the major scholarly journals in history, most of which are available in the F&M periodicals collection. The index can be searched electronically from 1983 to the present. Older volumes - under the title Humanities Index - are available in the Microforms Room.

Primary Sources & Websites

Pennsylvania Gazette
Weekly newspaper published in Philadelphia from 1728 - 1789.

Early American Imprints (Evans Collection)
A collection of nearly 50,000 titles on microfiche; the full text of books, pamphlets and broadsides published in America in the years 1639 to 1800.

American Memory (Library of Congress)
Links to collections at the Library of Congress; can search by topics or time periods.

Virtual Jamestown
An interactive guide to the Jamestown Colony.

Yahoo - History Menu
Links to web sites on exploration, Colonial America, and other topics from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.


Last updated: 9/28/04 ag, contact Tom Karel for assistance, 291-3845