Webography on the Age of the Revolutionary Wars

This webography provides a list of online primary sources, educational resources and online encyclopedias associated with some of the major conflicts during the relevant period. The most important wars included for this period are:

The most important wars included for this period are:

  • American Revolutionary Wars (1775–83)
  • French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars War (1792–1815)
  • Latin American Wars of Independence (1810–30)

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Institution: University of Missouri
Abstract:

A collection of pamphlets touching on a range of social, economic, political, medial, legal, religious, and other affairs, this archive of British tracts covers more than 20,000 entries across the entire three-century period. It includes a searchable database and page images viewable within the browser. Hosted by the University of Missouri since the 1940s, the collection is founded on the collection of 17,000 pamphlets collected by the...

http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?page=home;c=pam
Institution: 'New York Historical Society and Gilder Lehrman Collection'
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In the unpublished documents section, the New York Historical Society is making available previously unpublished manuscript documents by, to, or about Alexander Hamilton (1756–1804), American statesman, politician, legal scholar, military commander, lawyer, banker, and economist. The documents from the collections of the New York Historical Society and the holdings of the Gilder Lehrman Collection, including The Papers of Alexander...

http://www.alexanderhamiltonexhibition.org/database/index.html
Institution: Kulikoff, Allan
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Beginning in 1837, the printer Peter Force, who also served as mayor of Washington, D.C., from 1836-1840, devoted sixteen years to collecting thousands of pamphlets, booklets, and newspaper articles pertaining to the “Origin, Settlement, and Progress of the Colonies in North America” from the Revolutionary Era. He published them in a set of nine large volumes that he called the American Archives. By the late twentieth century, Force's...

https://digital.lib.niu.edu/amarch
Institution: Bayerische Staatsbiblothek
Abstract:

The Digital Collections of the State Library of Bavaria encompass manuscripts, reference works, and periodicals, with an emphasis on local and regional Bavarian  history, national German history as well as collections on Eastern Europe and musicology. Other collections, organized by type, include photographs and rare printed materials. A few remarkable and rare items are listed separately. Holdings are searchable by author, title, and keyword...

https://www.bsb-muenchen.de/en/collections/
Institution: British History Online
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A digital library of printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, British History Online concentrates on the years between 1300 and 1800. Aimed at students, teachers, and researchers globally, it provides searchable, annotated, full-text digital versions of sources across the whole range of potential subjects, including women and war. The library also provides handy subject guides and aides for citation....

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
Institution: Canadian Museum of History
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The Canadian War Museum's online exhibits feature modules on Canada's involvement in major wars from 1812 and the Boer War to both World Wars, as well as the country's membership in NATO. Each exhibit features photos and objects with text descriptions, as well as essays on subjects ranging from life on the front lines to the home front. The site also features a full-scale French–language version.

http://www.warmuseum.ca/exhibitions/online-exhibitions/
Institution: Centennia Software
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CENTENNIA is a map-based guide to the history of Europe and the Middle East from the beginning of the 11th century to the present. It is a dynamic, animated historical atlas including over 9,000 border changes. The map controls evolve the map forward or backward in time bringing the static map to life. Our maps display every major war and territorial conflict displaying the status of each region at intervals of a tenth of a year. The maps...

http://www.historicalatlas.net
Institution: Deutsches Historisches Museum
Abstract:

As part of its website, the German Historical Museum (Berlin) offers users a collection database that includes an extensive inventory of objects, printed material, film, etc., relating to many periods of modern German history. Entries are searchable by title, keyword, and other criteria. Site is in both English and German, although the majority of holdings are in German. The collection also includes a lot of material on the history of...

https://www.dhm.de/en/collections-research.html
Institution: Ball State University
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Hosted by Ball State University (Muncie, IN), the Digital Media Repository (DMR) Military History Resources digital archive is dedicated to providing access to materials related to armed conflicts ranging from the French Revolution and US Civil War to the World Wars and Cold War–era conflicts. Resources include oral histories, films, photos, manuscripts, and other materials drawn both from the library in Muncie, Indiana, as well as...

http://www.bsu.edu/libraries/archives/DMR_MilitaryHistory/
Institution: Digital Public Library of America
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Funded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Digital Public Library of America has developed from ideas that have been percolating since the 1990s. The site launched in 2013, and aims to link collections of museums, libraries, and other repositories across the United States to make them available to teachers, students,...

https://dp.la/
Institution: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
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A project of the State Library of Berlin, the Digitized Collections provide access to thematic collections of imaged materials on a range of issues including the military and the First World War, as well as politics, economics, theology, art, and more. The World War I collection includes field unit and hospital newspapers and other materials from the front. All site materials and search functions are in German only.

http://digital.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de
Institution: Richard Hacken
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Hosted by the Harold B. Lee Library of Brigham Young University, EuroDocs represents a clearinghouse of links to sources hosted at other sites and by other institutions. Links connect to European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. In addition, links direct users to videos, sound files, maps, photographs, databases, and other sources, which encompass a broad sweep of historical periods,...

http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/
Institution: 'National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior'
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The National Park Service has created a subdivided, interactive timeline to aid students in learning about the American Revolution. The timeline is divided into five periods – the “Lead-in to War,” “Independence Declared,” “War in the North,” “Southern Campaigns,” and “Aftermath.” Each period is further divided chronologically into key events that took place during that period, and the events are accompanied by both textual and visual...

https://www.nps.gov/revwar/about_the_revolution/timeline_of_events.html
Institution: University College London, Art Museum
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The Art Museum of the University College London has compiled a timeline of the French Revolution, not only noting the key events of the conflict that changed the face of Europe, but also including a sidebar of corresponding artwork illustrating many of those events, both from contemporary and more current artists. The Teaching Pack with Contemporary Prints...

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums-static/obl4he/frenchrevolution/26_chronology_of_the_french_revolution.html
Institution: 'Alpha History'
Abstract:

Alpha History, an Australian-based group with academically trained authors and contributors worldwide, has compiled a collection of timelines and maps connected to the French Revolution. It includes detailed timelines of the years 1789 to 1795 and maps of France prior to the Revolution, an ecclesiastical map of France in 1789 so students can compare the changes made to church structures after the conflict, a map with special focus on...

https://alphahistory.com/frenchrevolution/
Institution: 'George Washington’s Mount Vernon'
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Videos, paintings, and primary documents bring this interactive timeline to life, giving students access to both textual and visual explanations of key events leading up to and during the American Revolution. The timeline covers the period 1775-1781 and was created by Mount Vernon, George Washington’s former home, owned and maintained in trust for the people of the United States by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union, a private...

https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the-revolutionary-war/timeline/
Institution: UK Parliament
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Hosted by the UK Parliament itself, the Hansard Archive of Digitized Debates covers the period from 1803 to 2004. Containing plaintext transcriptions created from printed records of the debates in question, the files must be downloaded and read in XML format using a web browser or similar program. The debates are comprehensive, covering every issue brought before parliament.

http://www.hansard-archive.parliament.uk/
Institution: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
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A project supported by—among others—the State Library of Bavaria, the German National Library, and diverse universities including Cologne and Mainz, as well as associations such as H-Soz-u-Kult and the German Historical Institute of Paris, historicum.net has been designed for an audience of professional historians, history teachers, teachers in training, students, and the interested public. It provides access to sources on topics ranging back...

https://www.historicum.net
Institution: 'Museum of the American Revolution'
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The Museum of the American Revolution has created this interactive timeline to allow students access to photographs of a variety of fascinating images from the museum’s own collection. Artifacts such as Hessian headgear worn in the conflict, soldiers’ powder horns, cups from Washington’s camp, and of course, dozens of different weapons used in the war illustrate the timeline and help students of the Revolution experience the reality of war in...

https://www.amrevmuseum.org/timeline/
Institution: Censer, Jack
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Created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (George Mason University) and the American Social History Project (City University of New York), with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Florence Gould Foundation, the project Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité: Exploring the French Revolution includes both essays introducing the subject, a timeline of events, and a glossary of terms. Associated...

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/
Institution: University of Hertfordshire
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London Lives makes available, in a fully digitised and searchable form, a wide range of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners. This resource includes over 240,000 manuscript and printed pages from eight London archives and is supplemented by fifteen datasets created by other projects. It provides access to historical records containing over 3.35 million name instances. Facilities are...

http://www.londonlives.org/
Institution: Fondation Napoléon
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The Fondation Napoléon, a historical foundation located in Paris and since 2000 led by the historian Thierry Lentz, is made up of professionals and specialists in military history, the history of the arts and library and information science. This team created the website napoleon.org that includes a...

https://www.napoleon.org/en/
Institution: University of Washington, University Libraries
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This collection by the University Libraries of the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, showcases 83 satirical prints, or caricatures, from the Napoleonic period, all giving political commentary on events of the period. Fifty of the prints were created by French artists, and thirty-three by English artists. Nearly all of the French prints date from the last two years of Napoleon's reign, but the English prints represent a broader time...

https://content.lib.washington.edu/napoleonweb/index.html
Institution: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts created this in depth, illustrated timeline to document with contemporary art the crucial events constituting the rise and fall of one of the world’s most well known and impactful French military leaders Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821). At its height in 1810 the Napoleonic Empire (1803–1815) covered most of Europe.

https://www.vmfa.museum/learn/resources/napoleons-rise-fall-illustrated-timeline/
Institution: National Archives
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Presented by the United States National Archives, the Digital Vaults site offers the ability to access more than 1,200 photos, documents, films and other sources. Records include iconic pictures and important documents relating to, among other issues, the range of US military conflicts, as well as the roles of women in society. The collection is searchable, divided into various collections, and accessible through a visual interface that...

http://www.digitalvaults.org
Institution: White, Matthew
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Written and edited by librarian Matthew White, this site offers an accounting for genocides and other atrocities across a range of times and places, with a particular emphasis on estimated numbers of victims.

http://necrometrics.com/
Institution: University of Hertfordshire
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A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court. The Old Bailey Proceedings Online makes available a fully searchable, digitised collection of all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913, and of the Ordinary of Newgate's Accounts between 1676 and 1772. It allows access to over...

http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/
Institution: Christopher Newport University, Trible Library
Abstract:

This site by the Library of the Christopher Newport University provides book sources and links to several websites on the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.

https://cnu.libguides.com/primarywars/
Institution: Princeton University
Abstract:

Composed of materials drawn from the Princeton University Libraries, the Digital Library features thematic collections on a range of historical events and eras, including the civil war in Guatemala, the Chinese Revolution, the American Revolution, and more. Showcasing distinctive holdings of the library, the collections have been fashioned to serve the needs of research and teaching at Princeton. Materials include sheet music, photographs,...

http://pudl.princeton.edu/collections.php
Institution: Brown University Library for Digital Scholarship
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This project, created by the Brown University Library Center for Digital Scholarship, offers users access to thousands of prints, drawings, and watercolors from the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection. Concentrating on the period from the 17th century to World War II, it has a particular emphasis on illustrations of military uniforms and dress, as well as portraits, photographs, posters, and other materials. All are accessible both via a...

http://library.brown.edu/cds/askb/
Institution: 'National Library of Scotland'
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This collection by the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh provides 78 Scottish chapbooks recounting events from the late 1790s to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Cheap print booklets mostly containing ballads about the military conflicts. The material also give insights into contemporary views of Napoleon Bonaparte, Josephine de Beauharnais, Horatio Nelson and the Duke of Wellington and other well known people of the time.

https://digital.nls.uk/street-literature-about-napoleons-wars/archive/74466607
Institution: Ashbrook Center
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The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University has created this database of interactive maps of the American Revolution to aid students in their comprehensive study of the conflict. The maps span a wide geographical distance, with links describing developments in each area, linked together by an animated chronology. The maps are divided into three time periods: 1775-1778, 1778-1781, and the Treaty of Paris in 1783.

https://teachingamericanhistory.org/static/neh/interactives/americanrevolution/
Institution: Francis de Goya
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Francisco Goya created “The Disasters of War” from 1810-1820. These 82 etchings and aquatints show scenes from the Spanish struggle against the French army under Napolean Bonaparte, who invaded Spain in 1808. When Napolean tried to install his brother Joseph Bonaparte, as King of Spain, the Spanish fought back, eventually aided by the British and the Portuguese. Goya’s prints explore the horrifying consequences of this kind of guerilla...

https://www.parkwestgallery.com/francisco-goya-disasters-of-war/
Institution: The Napoleon Series
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The Napoleon Series website is a depository of learned articles and archival material covering all aspects of the Napoleonic Wars including battles and campaigns, personalities, regiments, and eyewitness accounts for all nations involved in the conflict. 

https://www.napoleon-series.org/
Institution: 'American Battlefield Trust'
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This animated map is just that – an animated map in video form, created by the American Battlefield Trust to teach students of the American Revolution how, where, and why the conflict arose. The 19-minute production includes live reenactments of battles in combination with maps that show exactly which areas were involved in those battles and where their impact was felt most heavily.

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/maps/revolutionary-war-animated-map
Institution: Tulane University
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Assembled by the Howard–Tilton Memorial Library, the Tulane University Digital Library is a source of digitized and digital holdings for teachers, researchers, and the public. Strengths of the collections include music, especially jazz, as well as Latin America, the local history of New Orleans and Louisiana. Drawn from a range of collections and centers at Tulane University, the library provides a search feature, as well as thematic...

http://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/
Institution: Eltis, David
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Building on the work of scholars that has accumulated since the 1960s, Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American slave trade databases draw on multiple sources of information about individual slave-trade voyages to provide databases searchable with criteria such as point of origin, destinations, dates, and more. Beginning from a foundation of data culled from libraries, newspapers, archives, and other contemporary sources on...

http://www.slavevoyages.org