Early American Imprints, Series II
Supplement 3 from the American Antiquarian Society, 1801-1819
- The indispensable collection created to make Shaw-Shoemaker comprehensive
- More than 1,700 newly catalogued and digitized books, pamphlets and broadsides from the early U.S.
- A multi-disciplinary supplement that makes available a vast new publishing record of the period
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 1,700 rare and diverse works—all newly catalogued 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.
Previously undigitized publications from the Early Republic
This invaluable supplement 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. These works were either missed by Shaw and Shoemaker, or were listed by them but could not be found until now. The materials include works of history, literature, religion, law, biography, cartography, music, personal accounts and confessions, as well as scarce editions of works by women.
Among the works are many rare items of special interest to researchers, including personal narratives related to interactions with American Indians, Presidential messages to the public, maps of early America and regional cookbooks. Literary genres found within include prose, poetry and drama. The collection is ideal for courses on 19th-century American history and literature. It will also be of interest to scholars of economics, sociology, anthropology and geography as well as legal, ethnic, religious and women’s studies.
Extensive indexing, easy browsing, full integration
Every item in Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement 3 from the American Antiquarian Society is expertly catalogued, and MARC records are available. Three earlier collections, Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement from the American Antiquarian Society, Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement 2 from the American Antiquarian Society and Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, are also offered as invaluable complements to Early American Imprints: Shaw-Shoemaker. All supplements are fully integrated into America’s Historical Imprints for easy browsing and cross-searching with Early American Imprints, Series I, and many related collections.
In partnership with the American Antiquarian Society
The American Antiquarian Society, a learned society and a major independent research library, houses the world’s largest collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, sheet music and graphic arts material printed from first contact through 1876 in what is now the United States, Canada and the West Indies. The library is the single greatest repository of imprints created in America before 1821.