Making of America

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A collaborative project of Cornell University and the University of Michigan, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MOA is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The Cornell collection comprises 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. The Michigan collection contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles. Both collections are made up of images of the pages in the books and journals.

The Making of America collection comprises the digitized pages of books and journals. This system allows you to view scanned images of the actual pages of the 19th century texts.

Coverage: 1840-1900 (Cornell University), 1850-1877 (University of Michigan)

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