Early American Research Links

Listed here are selected research resources
for early American literature and culture
which can be found on the internet. These
sites contain primary source material,
biographical and bibliographical information,
and scholarly assessments of early American literary culture. Most are free and open to
the public.

AS with all web pages, this is a living, growing thing, so
please let me know of any dead links, problems, or other
relevant sites I should list!
(Email)

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(Courtesy of Leslie Nelson-Burns:
http://www.contemplator.com/america)

 

Early American Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Early American Literary Figures:
Benjamin Banneker
http://www.progress.org/banneker/bb.html
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/readex/24073.html

William Bradford
http://www.pilgrimhall.org/bradfordwilliam.htm
http://www.pilgrimhall.org/bradfordwilliamrMagnalia.htm

Anne Bradstreet
http://www.annebradstreet.com/
http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/bassr/heath/syllabuild/iguide/bradstre.html

William Cullen Bryant
http://members.aol.com/ericblomqu/bryant.htm

William Byrd
http://pantheon.cis.yale.edu/~thomast/essays/sam/sam1.html

Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca http://alkek.library.txstate.edu/swwc/cdv/

Samuel de Champlain
http://www.civilization.ca/vmnf/explor/champ_e1.html

Christopher Columbus
http://www.vlib.us/amdocs

James Fenimore Cooper
http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap3/cooper.html
http://www.bibliomania.com/0/0/23/50/frameset.html

J. Hector St. John De Crevecoeur
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/crev/home.html

Emily Dickinson
http://www.cwru.edu/affil/edis/edisindex.html
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/155

Frederick Douglass
http://www.history.rochester.edu/class/douglass/HOME.html
http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/b/bib/bibperm?q1=aBT6496
ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/docs/books/gutenberg/etext92/duglas11.txt
http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/as/Portraits/douglass.html

Jonathan Edwards
http://www.jonathanedwards.com/sermons.htm
http://edwards.yale.edu/

Ralph Waldo Emerson
http://www.transcendentalists.com/1emerson.html

Oluadah Equiano
http://www.princeton.edu/~howarth/304.Projects/Erera/Pages/Timeline.htm
http://www.brycchancarey.com/equiano/index.htm

Benjamin Franklin
http://www.english.udel.edu/lemay/franklin
http://www.bibliomania.com/2/9/77/124/frameset.html

Margaret Fuller
http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/authors/fuller/debate.html

Thomas Harriot
http://galileo.rice.edu/sci/harriot.html
http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/haribib.htm

Nathaniel Hawthorne
http://hawthorneinsalem.org/Welcome.htm
http://guweb2.gonzaga.edu/faculty/campbell/enl311/hawthor.htm


Anne Hutchinson
http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap1/hutchinson.html

Harriet Jacobs

http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/b/bib/bibperm?q1=aBT6782

Thomas Jefferson
http://etext.virginia.edu/jefferson

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
http://eclecticesoterica.com/longfellow.html

Cotton Mather
http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil/mather.htm

Herman Melville
http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/melville.htm
http://www.bartleby.com/people/MelvleH.html

Thomas Morton
http://members.aol.com/srasmus/oldentext/merrymount.html
http://ancientgreece-earlyamerica.com/html/1621-1630.html

 

Edgar Allan Poe
http://www.poedecoder.com/Qrisse

Thomas Paine
http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/thomas_paine/index.shtml

Mary Rowlandson
http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/rownarr.html
http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/conn.river/mary.html

Susanna Rowson
http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/rowson.htm

John Smith
http://docsouth.unc.edu/southlit/smith/menu.html
http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap1/smith.html

Henry David Thoreau
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/WALDEN/toc.html

Edward Taylor
http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/taylor.htm
http://www.puritansermons.com/poetry/taylor.htm

Royall Tyler
http://authorsdirectory.com/c/tcntr10.htm
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/554

George Washington
http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/index.html

Phyllis Wheatley
http://www.uoregon.edu/~rbear/wheatley.html

Walt Whitman
http://www.whitmanarchive.org

John Greenleaf Whittier
http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/b/bib/bibperm?q1=aaT2559

Micheal Wiggelsworth
http://www.puritansermons.com/poetry/wigglife.htm

Roger Williams
http://www.rogerwilliams.org/biography.htm

Harriet F. Wilson
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/hwilson/title.htm

John Winthrop
http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/winthrop.htm
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CAP/PURITAN/purmain.html

Early American Documents and Histories:
Overviews
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/index.htm
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/index.html
http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa
http://www.lehigh.edu/~ejg1/webbib/main.html

Native American
http://www.tolatsga.org/Compacts.html First Nations Histories
http://www.carnegielibrary.org/subject/ethnic/nativeam.html
Carnegie Library Links
http://www.nmai.si.edu National Museum of the American Indian

Discovery and Colonization
http://www.17thc.us/
http://www.win.tue.nl/cs/fm/engels/discovery/
http://guweb2.gonzaga.edu/faculty/campbell/enl310/puritan.htm

Transatlantic Slave Trade/Slave Narratives
http://dpls.dacc.wisc.edu/slavedata/index.html
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/resources/online.html
http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/
http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/

18th Century
http://www.law.emory.edu/FEDERAL/conpict.html#const
http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/fa267_18.html
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/amlitfirst.htm
http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/18th/index.html

Antebellum 19th Century
http://www.colorado.edu/English/amlit/e19c.html
http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/gcarr/19cUSWW/index.html

Literary, Cultural, and Professional Links:
Literary
http://www.mith2.umd.edu:8080/eada/gateway/gateway.jsp Early Americas Web Gateway
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/early_american_literature Project Muse
http://www.bartleby.com Project Bartelby
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu University of Virginia Etext Archive
http://eir.library.utoronto.ca/rpo/display/menupoet.cfm University of Toronto Poetry On-line

Cultural Links
http://www.contemplator.com/america/ Midi Files of Early American Music
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html Library of Congress Maps: 1500-2004
http://www.georgetown.edu/crossroads American Studies Crossroads Project

Professional Links
http://www.cas.usf.edu/english/walker/mla.html MLA Electronic Citation Help
http://www.hnet.uci.edu/mclark/seapage.htm Society of Early Americanists Homepage