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American History

American History

Discover rare and previously unpublished American History content. Deep dive into the Plymouth Rock landing, westward expansion, the Civil War, women’s suffrage, the Great Depression, World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, the Space Race, the Gay Rights Movement, the Iraq War, and more. You’ll uncover the inspiring voices of Native Americans, African Americans, women, the LGBT community, and other traditionally underrepresented groups in American History.


With unique tools for research, teaching, and learning, Alexander Street’s American History resources trace North America from its native roots to the emergence and evolution of the United States.

Students, faculty, and scholars will discover:

  • Rare and previously unpublished content
  • The most comprehensive coverage
  • Exceptional partners
  • Award-winning collections
  • Broad-ranging media, including newsreels, documentaries, oral histories, scholarly essays, photographs, newspapers, regimental rosters, conference proceedings, political pamphlets, letters, diaries, and other archival documents

Featured Collections

60 MINUTES: 1997-2014

For the first time ever, nearly two decades of television’s most preeminent program are available online...

American History in Video

People who witness notable historic moments, either in real time or on film, remember forever how they felt...

Black Studies in Video

Black Studies in Video is an award-winning black studies portfolio that brings together seminal...

Black Thought and Culture

Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction...

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