This enormous collection of newspapers written by and for African Americans contains a wealth of information about cultural life and history during the 1800s and is rich with first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and Congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts, business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion.
This guide, curated by librarian Elizabeth Clarke (Marist College, NY) provides a list of historical African American Newspapers available online as part of digitization projects at libraries and historical societies as well as digitization projects done by Google.
Online access to state and municipal codes, documents relating to constitutional conventions, and other resources in US legal history.
The content of this database is available for text-mining through Gale Digital Scholar Lab
A resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Includes the Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffragette Movement and many resources related to women's suffrage.
Based at Fisk University from 1943-1970, the Race Relations Department and its annual Institute were set up by the American Missionary Association to investigate problem areas in race relations and develop methods for educating communities and preventing conflict. Documenting three pivotal decades in the fight for civil rights, this resource showcases the speeches, reports, surveys and analyses produced by the Department’s staff and Institute participants, including Charles S. Johnson, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall.
Text mining is permitted, but certain conditions apply. Please contact Digital Scholarship Hub
Search the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) records on free speech, citizenship, race, discrimination, and other topics. The content of this database is available for text-mining through Gale Digital Scholar Lab
This website contains over 3,000 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom:
Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
The papers of early pioneer, David Sarnoff, and the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), chart the rise of mass media and the impact of broadcasting innovations such as television, advertising and consumer culture, from the dawn of a new era of mass broadcasting, and beyond.
The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974 brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary.
Includes documents on the subjects: voter fraud, voting, voting rights
The Freedom Archives is a non-profit educational archive located in California dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of historical audio, video and print materials documenting progressive movements and culture from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Includes items under the subject Civil Rights, and a number of items from a keyword search "vote" or "voting".
The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. Includes voter turnout in presidential elections (1824-2000), congressional elections (1824-1998), and tables on party affiliation and public opinion.
Under "Table of Contents" on the lefthand side, click "E. Governance and International Relations" and then "Eb. Elections and Politics."
Explore over 500,000 data indicators and over 220 years of data for the United States from present to 1790, including all Decennial Censuses, American Community Surveys and many other datasets.
History as a discipline uses the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) for citations, and usually the Notes-Bibliography form. This requires creating properly formatted footnotes footnotes and a Bibliography for your assignments. Resources to understand the Chicago style of citations are included below.