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History 196S.10: British America 1600-1763: Primary Sources


Online Primary Sources

  • Colonial State Papers
    Colonial State Papers provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. 
  • Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice 1490-2007
    This digital collection documents key aspects of the history of slavery worldwide over six centuries. Thematic areas covered include: Slavery in the early Americas.
  • Early English Books Online (EEBO)
    Describes English or English-language letterpress materials published before 1801, including books, lists, advertisements, rules, songs, election propaganda, and other ephemeral items. Contains records for items of all types published in Great Britain or its colonies or in English from 1473 to 1800.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
    Nearly 150,000 English-language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800 are included.
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
    Full text of the Sessional Papers from 1700 to the present.
  • Eighteenth Century Journals
    Journals from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center collection of 17th and 18th century newspapers and periodicals
  • Empire Online
    Full-text database containing primary source documents about the British Empire.
  • 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
    provides full-text access to the British Library's collection of the newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817)
  • Sabin Americana
    This collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's.
  • America's Historical Newspapers
    America's Historical Newspapers allows users to search U.S. historical newspapers published between 1690 and 1922.

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Carson Holloway
Librarian for Military History, History of Science and Technology, Britain, Ireland and Commonwealth

Perkins and Lilly Libraries