Explore the history of the United States from inception to world power

ProQuest’s U.S. History collections feature rare, fragile and hard-to-find primary sources covering topics such as government and politics, colonization, slavery, military and war, industry and labor, social movements, arts and literature, diplomacy and international relations and more. Materials span video, audio, newspapers, documents, ebooks, magazines, correspondence and beyond, and exclusive resources like the Black Freedom Struggle in the United States website ensure that historically marginalized voices are uncovered.

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New Deal Programs Resource Guide

New Deal Programs Resource Guide

This guide gives students an overview of five New Deal programs that addressed employment and infrastructure during the Great Depression. It also highlights resources on race and ethnicity that students can use in their own research.

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Socialist Party of America Papers Resource Guide

Socialist Party of America Papers Resource Guide

ProQuest’s History Vault offers scholars an abundance of resources to reconstruct both the history of one of the century’s most important revolutionary movements as well as Socialists’ role in a countless reform campaign.

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Alexander Street American History Collections

Alexander Street American History Collections

Uncover the inspiring voices of Native Americans, African Americans, women, the LGBT community, people with disabilities and other traditionally underrepresented groups in American History.

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U.S. History Collections

American Periodicals Series

American Periodicals Series

Primary Sources, Interdisciplinary, History & Social Change, U.S. History, Academic, Community College,
Black Abolitionist Papers, 1830-1865

Black Abolitionist Papers, 1830-1865

Primary Sources, History & Social Change, Black History, U.S. History, Academic, Community College, Government, Public,
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Primary Sources, History & Social Change, Black History, U.S. History, Cultural History, Academic, Community College, Government, K-12, Public,
Colonial State Papers

Colonial State Papers

Primary Sources, History & Social Change, U.K. History, U.S. History, Academic, Community College,
Digital National Security Archive

Digital National Security Archive

Primary Sources, History & Social Change, Social Sciences, Military & Diplomatic History, U.S. History, Political Science, Global Studies, Academic, Community College, Corporate, Government, Public,
Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970

Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970

Databases, History & Social Change, Genealogy, U.S. History, Academic, Community College, Corporate, Government, Public,
Ethnic NewsWatch: A History

Ethnic NewsWatch: A History

Databases, Social Sciences, Religion & Philosophy, Interdisciplinary, History & Social Change, U.S. History, Indigenous Peoples, Black History, Academic, Community College,
Ethnic Newswatch™

Ethnic Newswatch™

Databases, Social Sciences, Religion & Philosophy, Interdisciplinary, History & Social Change, Indigenous Peoples, U.S. History, Black History, Academic, Community College,