Making of America

Making of America is a digital library that documents American social history from the Antebellum period through Reconstruction. It is strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Two collections are available, one from Cornell University and another from the University of Michigan. In the future, researchers will be able to cross search the collections together; currently, however, the two sites contain different materials.

Making of America—Cornell Collection

The Cornell University collection has scanned 109 monographs (267 volumes) and 22 journals (955 volumes) with imprints primarily between 1840-1900. A list of titles is provided on the MOA "Browse" page. Researchers can choose either a simple search or an advanced search.

Making of America—University of Michigan Collection

The University of Michigan collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 11 journals (50,000 journal articles) with 19th century imprints. A list of titles, organized by author, is provided on the MOA "Browse" page. 134 more volumes focusing on New York City were recently added to MoA. This URL links to a combined search that searches books and journals together, but other links on the site allow you to search journals or books only.