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Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819

Over 36,000 texts, completing the Early American Imprints set. Series II is based on the noted “American Bibliography, 1801-1819” by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker. You also have access to Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800. Search Early American Imprints, Series I and II and American Broadsides and Ephemera, 1760-1900 in the combined search interface, America’s Historical Imprints.

From Aaron Burr to Zebulon Pike, from abolitionism to Tippecanoe, more than four million pages cover westward expansion, the development of American arts, the progression of American political thought and much more. In addition to books, broadsides and pamphlets, the collection includes published reports and the works of many European authors reprinted for the American public. Additionally, a large number of state papers and early government materials—including presidential letters and congressional, state and territorial resolutions—chronicle the political and geographic growth of the developing American nation. Subjects include the 12th Amendment, Bible societies, canals, Embargo Act, fur trade, Lewis & Clark Expedition, Louisiana Purchase, nationalism, Panic of 1819, Romanticism, Seminole War, Treaty of Ghent, and the War of 1812. Genres include magic tricks, funeral hymns, fools and jesters, tobacco, dolls, and Indian captivities. The Series also includes Kentucky public documents: e.g., journals of the state House and Senate, public laws, and church records.

As of July 13, 2010, includes the Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1801-1819.

Individual titles from the collection are now listed in InfoKat, the libraries' catalog.

Resource Type(s): E-Book(s),  E-Journal Collection,  Government Publication,  Manuscript,  Map Collection,  Newspaper 
Access information: Resource is available on-campus or off-campus via EZProxy; Click the resource name to access it or here for off-campus instructions.
Fulltext: Fulltext is available.
Vendor Name:Readex / NewsBank
Research Guides: English Literature & Language, History