American History to 1877
Religion and Reform, 1820-1860
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These resources have been selected by librarians to supplement HSTY201 (American History to 1877) classes at Tompkins Cortland Community College.
- Gale Virtual Reference Collection
- Books and eBooks in TC3 Collection
- Subject Headings
- Locating Journal Articles in Databases
- Web Resources
TC3 students and staff have access to the Gale Virtual Reference Library which has over 250 academic reference encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. This is a good place to start your research because it provides useful background information.
- American Social Reform Movements Reference Library - Online via Gale Virtual Reference Library.
- The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race by John Stauffer. Online via ACLS Humanities E-Book.
- Bound for Canaan: the Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America [E450 .B735 2005] - You can search inside this title at Google Books.
- Burned-over District: The Social and Intellectual History of Enthusiastic Religion in Western New York, 1800-1850 [BR555.N7 C7 1965]
- Century of Struggle; the Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States by Eleanor Flexner [HQ1410 .F6]
- Harriet Tubman: the Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton [E444.T82 C57 2004]
- Jim Crow New York: a documentary history of race and citizenship, 1777-1877 - Available online in ACLS Humanities E-Book
- Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life [PS2506 .C36 1992] - 2 volumes. Also available online in ACLS Humanities E-Book.
- Religion and Sexuality: Three American Communal Experiments of the Nineteenth Century [HX654 .F67]
- North Star Country: Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom by Milton C. Sernett. [E445.N56 S47 2002]
- Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman’s Rights Convention [HQ1413.S67 W45 2004]
- Understanding Emerson: "The American scholar" and His Struggle for Self-reliance [PS1615.A84 S23 2003]
- A Very Dangerous Woman: Martha Wright and Women's Rights [HQ1413.W753 P46 2004]
- Women in Public: Between Banners and Ballots, 1825-1880 by Mary P. Ryan. Available online in ACLS Humanities E-Book.
To find books in the TC3 Library, search the Online Catalag; to find books in other libraries use the WorldCat or the SUNY Union Catalog. Books and other materials not in the TC3 collection may be requested through the TC3 Library's Get It! – Information Delivery service.
Try these suggested subject headings to find books on this topic in the TC3 Library Catalog as well as in the SUNY Union Catalog and WorldCat.
- Antislavery Movements
- Mormon Church, History
- Oneida Community
- Underground Railroad
- Women’s Rights
- Flight to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (1995) 109 minutes, Films on Demand.
- Roots of resistance [videorecording]: a story of the underground railroad [Media E450 .R66 1989]
- Not for Ourselves Alone - 2005 Film Series by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes. Consists of: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: Revolution - 94 minutes (Part 1) and The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: Failure Is Impossible - 90 minutes (Part 2)
- American Transcendentalism Web - Texts by and about major figures in American Transcendentalism
- Freedom Bound: the Underground Railroad in Lycoming County
- 19th Century Mormon Article Newspaper Index - "Newspaper articles which deal in some way with the Church of jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, the Mormons, or with the territory of the state of Utah found in national newspapers between 1831-1900." Primary Source.
- Oneida Community Collection in Syracuse University Library
- Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection - Over 10,000 pamphlets and leaflets documenting the anti-slavery struggle at the local, regional, and national levels.
- Shaker Manifesto (1871-1899) - Official journal of the Shakers. "Collection of 349 issues (8,136 pages) of Shaker periodical literature held by the Rare Book and Special Collections of the Hamilton College Library."
- Votes for Women Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921