Antebellum Lexis-Nexis

For the Making of America project, Cornell University and the University of Michigan have compiled a searchable digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

Search the database here or here, and then read the full text of the results online.

According to The Morning News, “articles from books and journals in the Making of America archive prove[] yes, every story has already been written.”

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