Publication of Renowned American History Archive Completed

11 June 2015

American History, 1493-1945 is now complete - providing teachers and researchers with access to thousands of exceptionally high-quality digital primary source documents from the renowned Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York - one of the most important archives on American history in existence.

Spanning over four hundred years, and particularly strong on the Revolutionary and Civil War periods, American History includes c.60,000 letters, diaries, maps, pamphlets, printed books, newspapers, photographs and ephemera.

The publication today of Module II: Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era, spanning the years 1860-1945, completes this essential digital resource for academic teaching and research.
From the election of Abraham Lincoln to the end of the Second World War, example items from

Module II includes:
• The Emancipation Proclamation
• Lee’s address to the army after the Confederate surrender
• Thousands of personal narratives of the Civil War
• Custer’s ‘My Life on the Plains’
• Threats from the Ku Klux Klan
• Accounts of the Alaskan gold rush
• Hoover’s opinion of the New Deal
• Correspondence of Susan B. Anthony regarding women’s suffrage

Primary source documents are supplemented with:
• Video lectures by leading writers and historians
• ‘A History of America in 100 Documents’
• Detailed chronology
• Photographic exhibit of Mount Vernon
• Thematic guides and academic essays

Martin Drewe, Senior Publisher at Adam Matthew, said:

“We’re delighted to be releasing the second and final module of our American History resource, produced in collaboration with the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. This now complete collection is invaluable for teaching AP U.S. History and survey courses and will prove essential to undergraduate and postgraduate research.”

American History, 1493-1945 joins a suite of more than 60 primary source digital products published by Adam Matthew.

Adam Matthew will host a free 30 minute webinar exploring the collection on Wednesday 1st July. Registration is available here

For further collection details please click here