Early Encounters in North America available until June 2022

As part of a You read we buy scheme the Library has access to Early Encounters in North America until June 2022. At the end of that period the Library will purchase the collections with the most usage.

About the resource

This archive documents the relationship among people in North America from 1534 to 1850. Focused on personal accounts it provides unique perspectives from traders to slavers, missionaries, explorers, soldiers and natives. Content includes John James Audubon’s Birds of America with 435 life sized watercolors of American birds some of which are now extinct and George Catlin’s illustrations of manners and customs, as well as other personal letters and writing. Browse by keywords, cultural groups, historical event or geography.

This resource will be of interest to students studying American Studies, Anthropology or History.

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