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Primary Sources on the Web: University of Virginia

Many universities have large online banks of primary source documents.   Below is an example of a great online exhibition from the University of Virginia that contains primary sources related to the civil war, ranging from soldiers’ letters to official government documents.

http://etext.virginia.edu/civilwar/#Letters

 

This would be a great supplement to Huck Finn.  It’s the text and a few other great supplementary sources (illustrations from the first edition, early reviews, etc).

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/twain/huckfinn.html

 

Here are the bestsellers from 1900 to 1930:  http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/subjects/bestsell.html

 

At this UVA bank, there are always some “featured” collections worth checking out, and there are substantial primary sources in other languages (French, German, Latin, Spanish, etc..).

 

As wonderful as it is, I still came across a few broken links, and portions of the database are limited to members of the UVA community.

 

 

 

 

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