American History, 1493-1945 has several extra features:

Thematic Guides offer an insight into some of the central themes in American history by exploring relevant documents in the collection.

Essays are written by several leading experts in the field of American history, who present some of the key areas of the subject.

Video Lectures are talks given by a number of America’s leading historians and writers.

External Links provides information about and links to other online sources for the study of American history.

Mount Vernon and George Washington is an introduction to Mount Vernon, a gallery of images of George Washington’s family home, and a list of significant documents relating to America’s first president.

The History of America in 100 Documents: 1493-1859 is an interactive feature that introduces key themes in American history through a selection of original documents.

Mapping Gettysburg: This interactive map situates the letters, diaries and images held within the collection on a map of the famous Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg. 


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