The Sabin Americana database contains the full text of works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900′s. Included in Sabin are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and more.
Content of the database is based on a bibliography of the “Americas” begun by Joseph Sabin in 1868, at a time when “there were no departments of American history in American colleges and universities.” The database, which contains over 6 million pages from 29,000 works, can be searched by Keyword and can be browsed by Author or Title. Searches can be limited within a date range, language, serial format, and to illustrated works.
You can find this database on the Databases A-Z page of the Library website. For more information on using this database in your research and teaching contact Archivist and History Librarian Donna McCrea at firstname.lastname@example.org.