The E Pluribus Unum Project:
Researching the 1770's

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Recommended Collections of Primary Source Materials:

ALBION -- From the Reformation to the American Revolution: Primary Sources and Works on English, French and American Political Thought

American Legal History, Russell (Document colletion)

American Memory at the Library of Congress, 1700-1800

The American Revolution, A Select Bibliography and Documents of the American Revolution 1764 to 1776, Peter King's Web Page, History Dept., Carleton College

APUSH: The American Revolution -- Primary Documents available at

Colonial American History and the Early Republic to 1812: Guide to Resources on the Web, from the Department of History at the University of Colorado Springs

The Founders Constitution from The University of Chicago. This includes an excellent index but also a very effective search page.

Founding Documents of America at the Pepperdine University site on Political Economy Through the American Founding

Founding Era Documents at the Founders Library.

The Gilder Lehman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehman Documents Search.

Heritage: Examining the Roots of Constitutional Government, in the United States & Around the World

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: American Revolution

McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought -- Brief descriptions of important economic theoriests and links to online versions of their major works.

PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - A Research and Reference Guide
An Ongoing Online Project
© Paul P. Reuben,: Early American Literature 1700-1800: Index

PATHWAYS TO THE PAST: Teaching and Learning Resources on the World Wide Web Dealing with the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. (Companion site for PBS Liberty series.)

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

17th Century Documents and 18th Century Primary Sources from the History Department of Oklahoma State University.

The American Revolution: The Struggle for Independence (You can also access essays and other revolution-related resources at this site.)

The History Carper -- Choose from index at left to see documents from Colonial America, the Revolution, the Founding, or later periods. Only those marked with blue dot are available.

Classics of American Colonial History -- A demonstration project by Dinsmore Documentation.

The Center for Constitutional Studies: Source Documents (may still be under construction)

Early American and Colonial Literature to 1700, " the Internet School Library Media Center Early American and Colonial Literature page . . . . a preview site for librarians, teachers, parents and schools."

U.S. Historical Documents Archive

Original Documents connected to the first settlement of Massachusetts from The Winthrop Society

Website Project - History 425 - Spring 1999, King's College

18th Century Documents from the History Department of Oregan State University.

Collections Focused on Individuals


Benjamin Franklin

The Writings of Benjamin Franklin at the History Carper


Thomas Jefferson

Correspondence of Thomas Jefferson at the School of Cooperative Individualism


Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine National Historical Association and Archive of Thomas Paine Works

A Biography of Thomas Paine (1737-1809) at A Hypertext on American History

Meet Thomas Paine: Visionary Revolutionary, at Vision Voices

Enlightenment Texts at the Internet Modern History Sourcebook


Visual Evidence on the Web, The American Revolution from the Learning to Look: Visual Evidence & the U.S. Past in the New Media Classroom.

American Art from the Revolution to the Civil War at the Tigertail Virtual Museum

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The E Pluribus Unum Project is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is co-directed by Dr. John McClymer, Professor of History, Assumption College; Dr Lucia Knoles, Professor of English, Assumption College; and Dr. Arnold Pulda, Director of Gifted and Talented student programs for the public schools in Worcester, MA. Visitors are encouraged to send inquiries or suggestions.