- A major expansion of the definitive resource on America before 1819
- More than 5,350 early books, pamphlets, broadsides, maps and scores
- Newly available items not found in Evans or Shaw-Shoemaker
To understand the United States in the first two decades of the 19th century, students and scholars have depended for generations on Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker. Now, this renowned digital collection has been supplemented for an anticipated final time from the remarkable holdings of the American Antiquarian Society. More than 1,900 rare and diverse works—all newly cataloged and digitized from the originals—cover a wide range of disciplines and address a host of increasingly studied topics. Never before have researchers had the opportunity to study this pivotal period in such a comprehensive way—both in the classroom and beyond. This multi-disciplinary supplement is ideal for courses on 19th-century American history and literature. It will also be essential for scholars of economics, sociology, anthropology, and geography as well as legal, ethnic, religious and women’s studies.
Scholars and students rely on Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker for insight on America during the early 19th century. Now, this definitive online resource has been expanded again, with more than 1,400 additional rare books, pamphlets, broadsides and more from the renowned holdings of the American Antiquarian Society. Required for comprehensive study of this period, these newly digitized items—all first printed during the Early Republic Era of U.S. history—substantially broaden the acclaimed Early American Imprints collection, offering expanded research opportunities in a breadth of disciplines. The materials cover works of history, literature, religion, law, biography, cartography, geography, music, drama, poetry, personal accounts and confessions, as well as many scarce editions of works by women. No other collection offers scholars access to previously unknown publications from the pivotal Early Republic period.
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker—the major online resource for exploring nearly every aspect of early 19th-century America—has been vastly broadened. From the renowned holdings of the American Antiquarian Society, this new collection offers digital editions of more than 1,500 additional books, pamphlets and broadsides, most of which were not included in the original bibliography. Printed throughout the Early Republic Era of U.S. history, these rare and unique items represent a second extraordinary enrichment of the Readex digital edition of Early American Imprints. This extensive collection is comprised entirely of works that fall into the scope of Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker's “American Bibliography” (which formed the basis of Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819). Many of these 1,500-plus works were either missed by Shaw-Shoemaker, or were listed by them but could not be found until now.
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans—the definitive online resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America—has been expanded. From the renowned holdings of the American Antiquarian Society, this new collection offers digital editions of more than 850 additional books, pamphlets, broadsides, maps and scores, many of which were not included in either Charles Evans’ monumental work, or Roger Bristol’s supplemental bibliography. Printed over the course of the American Colonial Era and the formation of the United States, these rare and unique items represent a second major enrichment of the Readex digital edition of Early American Imprints. This extensive collection is comprised entirely of works that fall into the scope of the original Evans and Bristol bibliographies (which formed the basis of Early American Imprints, Series 1: Evans, 1639-1800) but were either missed by Evans and Bristol, or were listed by Evans and Bristol but could not be found until now.