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Numerous projects of digital scholarship are associated with 19th Century Studies at Nebraska, all coordinated through the new Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.
An ambitious endeavor to create a rich, useful, and widely accessible site for the study of Willa Cather's life and writings.
An electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students and general readers.
In an exciting journey to the Pacific Ocean and back, Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery mapped the lands, described the natural wonders, and encountered the people of western North America.
All the works in prose and poetry by influential English poet and novelist Charlotte Smith, including all variant editions, together with complete bibliographical data.
The writings of an American minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier.
An independent journal published twice a year in two double issues. The pages of NCFS provide scholars and students with the opportunity to examine new trends, review promising research findings, and become better acquainted with professional developments in 19th Century French studies.
In an effort to make Omaha artifacts and photographic images more available, this project is creating an online catalogue of tribal resources drawn from international sources.
An extraordinary collection of more than 72,000 volumes of mostly little-known poetry and novels collected in the first half of the nineteenth century, with titles in French, German, and English.
A collection of websites and publications regarding American Indian treaties.
An electronic archive of over 150 letters, 3 journals, 25 statutes and treaties, a bibliography of Jefferson’s geography books, 22 map images, and a geo-rectified cartographic database of 8 interactive maps
An electronic archive of newspaper accounts, reports from the government investigation, early Massacre histories in works of Western Americana, and Apostate and Anti-Mormon publications. Works of fiction, drama, and film also will be included.
This project investigates and analyzes public rhetoric concerning Utah affairs in the mid-1850s.
A website dedicated to the battlefield archeology of the war, including pictures, maps, and background information.
Examines the connections and distinctions between the ideologies and strategies of Midwestern Populism and social Christianity in late 19th Century America via the person of George H. Gibson, editor of Nebraska's official Populist newspaper from October of 1893 to January of 1896.
Displays his speeches, follows his stops, details his railroad travel, and provides a complete record of his first presidential run.
Explores the dynamic social change that came between 1850 and 1900 with the growth of railroads, telegraphs, steam ships and other technologies.
Using records of suffragist travels, gleaned from newspapers (particularly the campaign's Western Woman's Journal) and their own correspondence, in combination with the records of rail line development in the state, I hope to determine the degree to which suffragists relied on the railroad for campaigning and communication.
A collection of correspondence, publications, legislation and financial documents relating to the act of crossing what would become the south-eastern corner of the state of Oklahoma.
Digital Curriculum Project
This site is designed to provide students of the nineteenth century in Europe and the United States with resources in literature, history, art, and material culture to carry out interdisciplinary study of major themes and topics.
Love and seduction are ageless themes, but the conventions which rule in every era reflect the cultural practices and sexual mores of the times.
The roots of the iconography of Liberty can be found in the Roman Republic (510-44 B.C.), where Liberty was envisioned as a Goddess.
- 19th Century American popular periodicals
- Ethnic American culture
- American folklore and folk art
- Great Plains history and literature
- 19th Century British history
- Military history
- Civil War history