- Based on the renowned bibliography by Ralph B. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker
- Published in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society
- Also available in a digital edition as part of America’s Historical Imprints
Based on the noted "American Bibliography, 1801-1819" by Ralph B. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker, Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 provides a comprehensive set of American imprints published in the early part of the 19th century.Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker includes many state papers and early government materials that chronicle the political and geographic growth of the developing American nation.
Researchers can study the westward expansion, the development of American arts (literature, music, painting, etc.), the progression of American political thought and much more. In addition to books, broadsides and pamphlets, the collection includes many published reports; presidential letters and messages; congressional, state and territorial resolutions and the works of many European authors reprinted for the American public. It includes 60,506 fiche.
Currently, a comprehensive, Web-based edition ofis available through Readex’s digitalArchive of Americana.