Introduction to American History, 1493-1945

What is American History, 1493-1945?

American History, 1493-1945: From the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a huge collection of primary source documents that cover American history from the early settlers up until the end of World War II.

The holdings of the Gilder Lehrman Collection have been digitized and published on this website. These documents will help students and scholars deepen their understanding of the key themes of American history.

Learn more about these areas of the resource on the following Take a Tour pages.


American History homepage 

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