Thursday, March 16, 2006

Our friends at the Library are providing a free trial of yet another astonishing new online resource. American History & Culture Online: Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 brings together a vast collection of searchable full-text of works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's. Included are books, pamphlets and other documents about North, Central and South America,including accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, Native North Americans, and more. Some of the earlier materials are available in Early English Books or Eighteenth Century Collections Online, but others are not, and much of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century is available to us here for the first time. The collection is of obvious value for historians of Canada, the US, and Latin America, but anyone interested in Europe or the Atlantic World will also want to dip into these treasures. Click here to check it out.