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Research Guides: American Literature 18th Century

Online Resources

  • Archiving Early America
    Primary source material from 18th century America including maps, newspapers, music and movies.
  • Jonathan Edwards Center
    From Yale University, approximately 25,000 pages of Edwards' writings. Some of these texts, previously unpublished, represent a significant addition to the available Edwards corpus.
  • Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive
    This website features images and transcriptions of letters, diaries and an autobiography written by John Adams. John and Abigail Adams exchanged over 1,100 letters, beginning during their courtship in 1762 and continuing throughout John's political career until 1801, the final year of his presidency. [from the website] The letters are written by both John and Abigail Adams.
  • The Electric Franklin
    Primary source material, narratives, activities, interactive games, streaming videos, 360° interactive panoramas, and pictures from the Independence Hall Association in Pennsylvania.


  • Founding Fathers, Vol 1-4 (VHS). Historical overview with good, short bios on key figures. E302.5 .F686 2000
  • A Midwife’s Tale (VHS) Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Laurel Ulrich. Great depiction of daily life in the 18th century. F29.H15 U472 1998

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