Thursday, February 09, 2006

Making of America

Making of America is a "digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction." It's actually two digital libraries, maintained by Cornell University and the University of Michigan. The former has focused on journal articles, the latter on monographs. Together, they've placed almost 10,000 books online, and 150,000 journal articles.

My favorites: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion, and The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, both indispensable Civil War resources.