American West

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American West is a collection of digitized primary sources depicting the history of westward expansion in the United States from the early 18th to the mid-20th centuries.

Drawing from the Graff Collection at the Newberry Library in Chigaco, this database includes material from a wide range of documents, ranging from manuscripts, rare books, pamphlets, periodicals, broadsides, ephemera to maps and illustrative material that cover the social, political, and economic aspects of the American West.

Main themes covered by the collection include Native Americans, exploration, pioneers, mining and gold rushes, the Mormon migration, settlement and homesteading, transportation history, urban history, law and order, the "Imagined West", and agricultural development. Along with materials on the geographical West, there are materials on Canada, the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, Texas, and the Southwest.

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Date Coverage

  • Early 18th – Mid-20th Century.

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