American History, 1493-1945

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American History, 1493-1945 is a collection of digitized primary sources depicting the history of the United States of America from the earliest settlers to World War II. Rutgers has access to two modules in this collection:

  • Module I: Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859 
  • Module II: Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945

Rutgers does not have access to any other modules on this platform.

A wide variety of material types are included, such as books, broadsides, correspondence, diaries, legal documents, magazines, maps, newspapers, objects, pamphlets, photographs, prints, paintings, engravings, and sketches. All items in this collection are from the Gilder Lehrman Collection at the Gilder Lehrman Institute in New York City.

Dates covered


Producer/content provider

Adam Matthew Digital

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Adam Matthew Digital