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HIS 600 - Early American Encounters

This guide contains links to readings for the course as well as library resources targeted to a greater understanding of the initial contacts between European explorers, colonists, Native Americans, and displaced Africans.

Online Reference Resources


The following is a selection of major online reference resources covering early American History. These resources provide large amounts of background information and can help during topic selection and the initial stages of your research. Feel free to browse our collection for more online resources by using our Online Library Catalog.

Reference Databases


The following are reference databases.