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Making of America, Cornell University

A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 267 monographs and 22 journals (955 volumes) with imprints primarily between 1840 - 1900.

Comments: Produced by MOA. NOTE: making of America currently consists of two unique databases accessible at different locations: Making of America Collection at the University of Michigan and Cornell University.

Citation Example:


“Illustrated life, services, martyrdom, and funeral of Abraham Lincoln ... With a portrait of President Lincoln, and other illustrative engravings of the scene of the assassination, etc.” Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson and Brothers, 1865. Making of America, Cornell University Hekman Library, Calvin College. 8 Jan 2003 <>.

Coverage Dates: 1840 - 1900
Fulltext available: Primary Sources (Historical)