This strike was a general strike that paralyzed the nation’s railroad traffic and telegraphic communications for about two weeks in the summer of 1877. It was the first major incident of a wave of violent labor unrest that lasted for the next twenty years. Other parts of the website document the history of railroads in the 19th century, including GIS shapefiles and other data visualization resources.
Contains over 800,000 pages of content from over 1,500 print and manuscript directories, member lists, travel guides and other sources, chronicling the people and organizations of New York City from the late 18th through the early 20th century.
Find primary source collections for the 19th Century, primarily British and American, but includes material from other countries. It consists of monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in Western and non-Western languages.
From the National Portrait Gallery, this site is "dedicated to examining the Civil War through the Smithsonian Institution's extensive and manifold collections." The Collections section includes documents, images, and artifacts related to the War. There is also a chronology of the war and a Resources page with suggestions for further reading.
From the New-York Historical Society, Civil War Primary Source Documents is an archive of unique manuscripts chronicling the American Civil War as it was experienced. Providing both Northern and Southern perspectives, it covers all aspects of the war, including reactions and impressions from the home front.
"Comprised of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction." Includes the "War of the Rebellion, a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies."
"This collection on law and order documents the efforts of district attorneys from southern states to uphold federal laws in the states that fought in the Confederacy or were Border States. This publication includes their correspondence with the attorney general as well all other letters received by the attorney general from the states in question during that period, including the correspondence of marshals, judges, convicts, and concerned or aggrieved citizens."
From the Virginia Center for Digital History, this site includes primary sources from the period 1859-1870 for 2 counties, one Northern and one Southern. The primary sources include letters and diaries, offical records, battle maps, newspapers, etc.
" map of slavery’s end during the American Civil War. It finds patterns in the collapse of southern slavery, mapping the interactions between federal policies, armies in the field, and the actions of enslaved men and women on countless farms and city blocks. "
"The digital collection consists of 32 volumes of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, political cartoons, and sheet music from the larger collection. Other materials will be added to the digital collection as processing continues."