Primary sources can be published in books. Use themain search in Library Searchand include search terms personal narratives, sources, diaries, memoirs, papers, speeches, documents, or letters.
Personal narrativesis a term assigned by librarians and is used for first person accounts. Diaries and memoirsare terms used by writers and editors to describe their document. These are also normally in the first person. Autobiographyis often assigned to diaries and memoirs. Lettersandcorrespondenceare published correspondence and occasionally include both outgoing and incoming letters. Papersinclude correspondence, speeches and other previously unpublished items by the author. Speecheswere written to be spoken and have often been published. Sourcesis another term assigned by librarians and often includes all of the types of documents listed above as well as government records.
Archive of indexed publications on the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Includes primary source records covering the history of European exploration, portrayals of native American peoples, natural disasters, disease, slavery, pirates, commerce, religion, and more. Contents: Index of primary source documents.
Unchained Voices: an anthology of Black authors in the English-speaking world of the eighteenth century by Vincent Carretta (Editor)
Publication Date: 2003-12-31
Vincent Carretta has assembled the most comprehensive anthology ever published of writings by eighteenth-century people of African descent, capturing the surprisingly diverse experiences of blacks on both sides of the Atlantic--America, Britain, the West Indies, and Africa--between 1760 and 1798.
The Revolutionary Era: primary documents on events from 1776 to 1800 by Carol Sue Humphrey
Publication Date: 2003-12-30
From 1776 to 1800, the United States ceased to be a fantastic dream and became a stable reality. Newspapers were increasingly the public's major source of information about people and events outside of their community. This is a resource those interested in the Revolutionary War, the birth of the new nation, and the actual opinions and words of those involved.
Interpreting a Continent: voices from colonial America by Kathleen DuVal (Editor); John DuVal (Editor)
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
This reader provides key documents from colonial American history, including new English translations of non-English documents.
The LANIC Etext Collection is designed to facilitate access to the hundreds of thousands of pages of full-text resources that are hosted on LANIC servers. These resources include research papers written by Latin American studies scholars; theses and dissertations; etext versions of books; conference proceedings; speeches by Latin American leaders; periodical publications; and official documents. Some of the etexts are in Spanish, others are in English. In all cases, copyright resides with the respective authors.