Holger Kersten
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Institut für fremdsprachliche Philologien

Online-Ressourcen für Amerikanische Literatur- und Kulturstudien
Online-Archive: Sammlungen von Primär- und Sekundärmaterialien

Making of America (MOA) [Cornell University] is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

Making of America -- U of Michigan Making of America (MOA) [University of Michigan] is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The book collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books with 19th century imprints.
Wright American Fiction The Wright American Fiction online collection attempts to include every novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875. It includes works by well known writers such as Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, along with a great many forgotten authors, whose works may have been very popular in their own time. There are currently 2,887 volumes included (1,987 unedited, 900 fully edited and encoded) by 1,448 authors.

Hosted by the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, XROADS provides a wealth of excellent material for American Studies. Among the highlights:

  • "Hypertexts" is an excellent collection of major primary texts and criticism, including Crèvecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer, John Dewey, Democracy and Education, W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk, Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, D.H. Lawrence, Studies in Classic American Literature, Constance Rourke, American Humor: A Study of the National Character, Gilbert Seldes, The 7 Lively Arts, Henry Nash Smith, Virgin Land, Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Frederick
    Jackson Turner, The Frontier in American History, Alan Trachtenberg, The Incorporation of America, Thorstein Veblen, Theory of the Leisure Class, Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery, Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and
    the Spirit of Capitalism
    and many more.
  • Articles and links on Ethnicity, Gender, Literature, Philosophy and Religion, Popular Culture, Regional Studies, Social Sciences, Science and Technology
  • The Museum contains visual materials
  • Cultural Maps are available online
  • A special project: America in the 1930's
History Cooperative: Journals The History Cooperative: The premier resource for historians on the Web, supported by the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the University of Illinois Press, and the National Academy Press. For the first time, the full text of current issues of the American Historical Review and the Journal of American History will be available electronically to members of the AHA and OAH and to institutions that subscribe to the print versions of the journals. Some selected issues are also available to non-subscribers.

Library of Congress Digital Collections

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Documenting the American South (DAS) is a collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century.As of March 1, 2003, DAS includes 1,218 books and manuscripts. Most are accompanied by a full bibliographic record.

  Documents for the Study of American History
A collection of selected documents from the 15th century to the year 2000

The Heath Anthology of American Literature

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature
Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing. The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole.

eScholarship, the California Digital Library eScholarship Editions
The eScholarship Editions collection includes almost 2000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction.
Access to the electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while select books are available to the public. 
This Subject Guide for American History and American Studies provides information about the Yale University Library's print and microform collections, online databases, internet resources, and other resources for conducting research.

The Online Books Page
The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all.

Göttinger Digitalisierungszentrum
Digital Collections

Online Resources for Mark Twain Studies (under construction)

Online Resources for the Study of Travel Writing (under construction)

Online Resources for the Study of Jack London (under construction)

Online Resources for Humor Studies (under construction)

Women in 19th-Century American Culture (under construction)

German American Relations (under construction)

Online Resources for Second Language Acquisition and Intercultural Education
(under construction)

Various online links (temporary list media, periodicals critical thinking, etc.)


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