Resource of the Week: Primary Documents in U.S. Hist.

Resource:       Primary Documents in American History

Provider:        Kenneth Drexler and Mark F. Hall, Digital Reference Specialists



Review by:      Tiena Candia

This virtual library provides access to a compilation of documents from the Library of Congress. The site focuses on providing primary source documents in American History between the years 1763-1877. This time frame marks some of the most important events in early United States history beginning with the American Revolution up to the Reconstruction. Each link serves as a portal to thousands of documents, including numerous historical collections and exhibitions. The exhibitions contain pictures of the actual sources, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty or Paris, as well as artist interpretations of significant historical events. The website is updated frequently and even includes a number of relevant documents from the 20th century. In addition, there is a link to the Library of Congress website which contains access to additional sources as well as other helpful websites.

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Reviews of teaching resources are for informational purposes only and do not imply endorsement by the Center for History Teaching & Learning, the UTEP History Department, or the University of Texas at El Paso. Reviews are published during the academic year.

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