Research

Select Directory of Online Resources for Researching 19th Century United States 

Collections of Primary Documents Hosted Online
Abraham Lincoln Papers
Black Abolitionist Archive
Colored Conventions (U. of Delaware)
Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
Frederick Douglass Papers
Ulysses S. Grant Papers, Mississippi State (US Grant Presidential Library)

Major National Libraries
The Library of Congress
The National Archives
The Smithsonian Institution

Select Regional Libraries [Upper Midwest]
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
The Bentley Library, University of Michigan
The Clements Library, University of Michigan
The Lilly Library, Indiana University
The Newberry Library, Chicago
The Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison

Helpful Historical Research Websites, Including a Wide Range of Primary and Secondary Resources
Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
Hidden Patterns of the Civil War, University of Richmond
The Lincoln Log
Lincoln/Net: The Black Hawk War
Making of America, Cornell University
Making of America, University of Michigan
“I Will Be Heard!” Abolitionism in America, Cornell University

Digital History Projects
Civil War Washington, University of Nebraska
The Invasion of America
Mapping Occupation
The Valley of the Shadow, University of Virginia
Visualizing Emancipation, University of Richmond

Some of My Favorite Public History Sites and Blogs
Civil War Memory, Kevin M. Levin
Interpretive Challenges, Emmanuel Dabney

Learning Historical Research
In 2008, during my time in Bill Cronon’s seminar on American Environmental History, I worked with my classmates to produce a website on how to conduct historical research. Please check it out here.

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