The following materials are electronic texts of documents, primary texts, and literature associated with the history and culture of the United States. All materials are open-access, full-text PDF editions, and are presented for the use of teachers, students, and researchers. Users are invited to browse, download, save, print, and link to any of these documents, but are asked not to re-post or re-publish them elsewhere without permission of the depositor.

This series is administered by Paul Royster [proyster@unl.edu]. Persons wishing to deposit additional materials are encouraged to contact him.

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2009

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Digitally (Re)Publishing Franklin’s 1734 Edition of James Anderson’s Constitutions of the Free-Masons: Typographical Challenges and Unexpected Rewards, Paul Royster

2007

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Electronic Texts in American Studies, Paul Royster

2006

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The Five Editions of Old Mens Tears, Paul Royster

1998

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The Kingdom, the Power, & the Glory: The Millennial Impulse in Early American Literature: General Introduction, Reiner Smolinski , Editor

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The Kingdom, The Power, & The Glory: The Millennial Impulse in Early American Literature -- Questions for Discussions, Research, and Writing, Reiner Smolinski , Editor

1961

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The Records of the First Church in Boston 1630-1868, volume 1, Richard D. Pierce , editor

1941

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A History of the Churches of Christ in Morgan County Kentucky, Luke Bolin

1919

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America's Mission to Serve Humanity: (Wilson a Prophet, in a Line of Prophets), Frank Moss

1913

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Connecticut Soldiers in the Pequot War of 1637 (1913), James Shepard

1909

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1609-1909. The Dutch in New Netherland and the United States

1906

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Sketch of Joshua Scottow, with his Petition to the General Court of Massachusetts (1906), Henry Herbert Edes and Paul Royster (transcribed and deposited by)

1902

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The Wedding Night, Ida C. Craddock and Paul Royster , editor

1899

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Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic, Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Albert Herter

1898

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Early New England Catechisms, Wilberforce Eames

1897

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The Heaven of the Bible, Ida C. Craddock and Paul Royster , Editor

1892

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A REVIEW Of the Cattle Business in Johnson County, Wyoming SINCE 1882 And the Causes that Led to the Recent Invasion, Oscar H. "Jack" Flagg

1891

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Timoleon, Etc.: An online electronic text of the first edition (1891), Herman Melville and Paul Royster (editor & depositor)

1888

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John Marr and Other Sailors: An Online Electronic ‘Facsimile’ Text of the First Edition (1888), Herman Melville and Paul Royster (editor & depositor)

1877

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Sketch of the Life and Writings of John Davenport, Franklin B. Dexter

1875

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The Perfectionists of Oneida and Wallingford, Charles Nordhoff and Paul Royster (Depositor)

1867

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An Address on Success in Business (1867), Horace Greeley and Paul Royster (depositor)

1865

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Two Biographical Sketches of Gabriel Furman, The Faust Club of Brooklyn, William Gowans, and Paul Royster (transcriber & depositor)

1856

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Dissent in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1856), John McLean

1850

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A Lecture on the Railroad to the Pacific [1850], Calvin Colton and Paul Royster (editor)

1848

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The Past and the Present Condition, and the Destiny, of the Colored Race (1848), Henry Highland Garnet and Paul Royster (edited by)

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LABOR: ITS HISTORY AND ITS PROSPECTS [1848], Robert Dale Owen and Paul Royster (edited by)

1845

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Address Delivered before the Queens County Agricultural Society, at Its Third Anniversary, at Jamaica, Thursday, October 10th, 1844, Gabriel Furman

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"Introduction" and "Notes" to 1845 Gowans edition of Daniel Denton's A Brief Description of New-York (1670), Gabriel Furman, Daniel Denton, and Paul Royster (Transcriber & Depositor)

1843

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An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America, Buffalo, N.Y., 1843, Henry Highland Garnet

1842

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Primitive Christianity, Theodore Parker and Paul Royster (annotator)

1841

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A DISCOURSE OF THE TRANSIENT AND PERMANENT IN CHRISTIANITY, Theodore Parker

1840

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Strauss’s Life of Jesus, Theodore Parker and Paul Royster (depositor)

1833

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Appeal to the Wealthy of the Land, Ladies as Well as Gentlemen, on the Character, Conduct, Situation, and Prospects of Those Whose Sole Dependence for Subsistence Is on the Labour of Their Hands (1833), Mathew Carey and Paul Royster (transcriber & depositor)

1831

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The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831), Thomas R. Gray, Nat Turner, and Paul Royster (Depositor)

1828

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David Cusick’s Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations (1828), David Cusick and Paul Royster (editor & depositor)

1824

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Notes Geographical and Historical, relating to the Town of Brooklyn, in Kings County on Long-Island. (1824) An Online Electronic Text Edition., Gabriel Furman and Paul Royster (transcriber & depositor)

1822

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A Knickerbocker tour of New York State, 1822: "Our Travels, Statistical, Geographical, Mineorological, Geological, Historical, Political and Quizzical"; Written by Myself XYZ etc., Johnston Verplanck and Louis Leonard Tucker , editor

1816

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Memoir of Joshua Scottow (1816), "Sigma" (pseudonym) and Paul Royster (transcribed and deposited by)

1809

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The Life and Surprising Adventures of Mary Ann Talbot, in the Name of John Taylor (1809), Mary Ann Talbot and Paul Royster (transcribed and edited by)

1808

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An Oration on the Abolition of the Slave Trade; Delivered in the African Church in the City of New-York, January 1, 1808, Peter Williams Jr. and Paul Royster (Editor)

1793

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The Remarkable Adventures of Jackson Johonnet, of Massachusetts (1793), Jackson Johonnet and Paul Royster , editor

1792

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The Conspiracy of Kings; A Poem: Addressed to the Inhabitants of Europe, from Another Quarter of the World., Joel Barlow and John D. Baird

1787

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An Address to the Negroes in the State of New-York (1787), Jupiter Hammon and Paul Royster (editor)

1784

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The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke (1784) : An Online Electronic Text Edition, John Filson and Paul Royster (Editor)

1783

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The United States Elevated to Glory and Honor (1783), Ezra Stiles D.D. and Reiner Smolinski , Editor

1777

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God Arising and Pleading His People’s Cause ; or The American War in Favor of Liberty, Against the Measures and Arms of Great Britain, Shewn to Be the Cause of God (1777), Abraham Keteltas and Reiner Smolinski , Editor

1776

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A Charge on the Rise of the American Empire (1776), William Henry Drayton and Reiner Smolinski , Editor

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The Church’s Flight into the Wilderness: An Address on the Times, containing Some very interesting and important Observations on Scripture Prophecies (1776), Samuel Sherwood A. M. and Reiner Smolinski , Editor

1775

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Some Strictures upon the Sacred Story Recorded in the Book of Esther (1775), Oliver Noble M.A. and Reiner Smolinski , Editor

1771

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The Life and Spiritual Sufferings of That Faithful Servant of Christ Jane Hoskens, a Public Preacher among the People Called Quakers (1771), Jane Fenn Hoskens and Paul Royster , editor

1754

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The Journal of Major George Washington (1754), George Washington and Paul Royster , editor

1751

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De Bestiis Marinis, or, The Beasts of the Sea (1751), Georg Wilhelm Steller, Walter Miller (Translator), Jennie Emerson Miller (Translator), and Paul Royster (Transcriber and editor)

1750

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A Discourse concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers: With some Reflections on the Resistance made to King Charles I. And on the Anniversary of his Death: In which the Mysterious Doctrine of that Prince's Saintship and Martyrdom is Unriddled (1750). An Online Electronic Text Edition., Jonathan Mayhew A.M., D.D. and Paul Royster , Editor & Depositor

1745

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Marvellous Things done by the right Hand and holy Arm of God in getting him the Victory (1745), Charles Chauncy and Reiner Smolinski , Editor

1741

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. A Sermon Preached at Enfield, July 8th, 1741., Jonathan Edwards and Reiner Smolinski , Editor

1736

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A Brief History of the Pequot War (1736), John Mason and Paul Royster , editor

1734

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The Constitutions of the Free-Masons (1734). An Online Electronic Edition., James Anderson A.M., Benjamin Franklin, and Paul Royster (editor & depositor)

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A Divine and Supernatural Light, Immediately imparted to the Soul by the Spirit of God, Shown to be both a Scriptural, and Rational Doctrine, Jonathan Edwards and Reiner Smolinski

1727

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The Threefold Paradise of Cotton Mather: An Edition of "Triparadisus", Reiner Smolinski

1710

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Theopolis Americana: An Essay on the Golden Street of the Holy City (1710), Cotton Mather and Reiner Smolinski , Editor

1706

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The Negro Christianized. An Essay to Excite and Assist that Good Work, the Instruction of Negro-Servants in Christianity (1706), Cotton Mather and Paul Royster , editor

1701

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A two Years Journal in New-York: And part of its Territories in America (1701), Charles Wolley A. M., Edward Gaylord Bourne, and Paul Royster (depositor)

1700

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The Selling of Joseph: A Memorial (1700), Samuel Sewall

1697

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Phaenomena quaedam Apocalyptica ad aspectum Novi Orbis configurata. Or, some few lines towards a description of the New Heaven (1697), Samuel Sewall and Reiner Smolinski , Editor

1696

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MASSACHUSETTS: or The first Planters of New-England, The End and Manner of their coming thither, and Abode there: In several EPISTLES (1696), John Winthrop; Thomas Dudley; John Allin; Thomas Shepard; John Cotton; Joshua Scottow; and Paul Royster, Editor of the Online Electronic Edition

1695

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New Yorke Considered and Improved A.D. 1695, John Miller, Victor Hugo Paltsits, and Paul Royster (Depositor)

1694

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A NARRATIVE Of The Planting of the Massachusets COLONY Anno 1628. With the LORDS Signal Presence the First Thirty YEARS. Also a Caution from New-Englands APOSTLE, the GREAT COTTON, How to Escape the Calamity, which might Befall them or their POSTERITY. And Confirmed by the EVANGELIST NORTON With Prognosticks from the FAMOUS Dr. OWEN. Concerning the Fate of these Churches, and Animadversions upon the Anger of God, in sending of Evil Angels among us. Published by Old Planters, the Authors of the Old Mens Tears., Joshua Scottow and Paul Royster (transcribed & edited by)

1693

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The Wonders of the Invisible World. Observations as Well Historical as Theological, upon the Nature, the Number, and the Operations of the Devils (1693), Cotton Mather and Reiner Smolinski , Editor

1691

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Old Mens TEARS For their own DECLENSIONS, Mixed with FEARS Of their and Posterities further falling off from New-England’s PRIMITIVE CONSTITUTION., Joshua Scottow and Paul Royster , editor

1690

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The Widdow Ranter, or, The History of Bacon in Virginia (1690), Aphra Behn and Paul Royster , editor

1676

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A Brief History of the Warr with the Indians in New-England (1676): An Online Electronic Text Edition, Increase Mather and Paul Royster (editor)

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An Earnest Exhortation To the Inhabitants of New-England (1676), Increase Mather and Reiner Smolinski , Editor

1675

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A Relation of the Indian War, by Mr. Easton, of Rhode Island, 1675, John Easton and Paul Royster (editor)

1674

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The Cry of Sodom Enquired Into; Upon Occasion of the Arraignment and Condemnation of Benjamin Goad, for His Prodigious Villany. (1674) An Online Electronic Text Edition., Samuel Danforth and Paul Royster , editor

1670

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A Brief Recognition of New-Englands Errand into the Wilderness: An Online Electronic Text Edition, Samuel Danforth and Paul Royster (transcriber & editor)

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A SERMON Preach’d at The Election of the Governour, AT BOSTON IN New-England May 19th 1669., John Davenport and Paul Royster , editor

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A Brief Description of New-York: Formerly Called New-Netherlands (1670), Daniel Denton and Paul Royster , editor & depositor

1665

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An Astronomical Description of the Late Comet or Blazing Star; As it appeared in New-England in the 9th, 10th, 11th, and in the beginning of the 12th Moneth, 1664. Together with a Brief Theological Application thereof. (1665) An Online Electronic Text Edition., Samuel Danforth and Paul Royster (editor)

1662

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God’s Controversy with New-England (1662, 1871), Michael Wigglesworth and Reiner Smolinski , Editor

1661

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A Declaration of the Sad and Great Persecution and Martyrdom of the People of God, called Quakers, in New-England, for the Worshipping of God (1661), Edward Burrough and Paul Royster , editor

1660

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Relation of the Pequot Warres (1660), Lion Gardener and W. N. Chattin Carlton , editor

1659

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The Christian Commonwealth: or,The Civil Policy Of The Rising Kingdom of Jesus Christ. An Online Electronic Text Edition., John Eliot and Paul Royster (editor & depositor)

1656

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[The Case of Ann Hibbins, Executed for Witchcraft at Boston in 1656], William F. Poole, Justin Winsor, and Paul Royster (depositor)

1649

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Samuel Danforth's Almanack Poems and Chronological Tables 1647-1649, Samuel Danforth and Paul Royster (transcriber & editor)

1646

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Milk for Babes. Drawn Out of the Breasts of Both Testaments. Chiefly, for the Spirituall Nourishment of Boston Babes in Either England: But May Be of Like Use for Any Children (1646), John Cotton B.D. and Paul Royster , editor

1638

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Newes from America; Or, A New and Experimentall Discoverie of New England; Containing, A Trve Relation of Their War-like Proceedings These Two Yeares Last Past, with a Figure of the Indian Fort, or Palizado, John Underhill and Paul Royster , editor

1637

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A True Relation of the Late Battell fought in New England, between the English, and the Salvages: With the present state of things there. (1637), Philip Vincent [P. Vincentius] and Paul Royster , editor

1630

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Gods Promise to His Plantation (1630), John Cotton and Reiner Smolinski , Editor

1616

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A Description of New England (1616): An Online Electronic Text Edition, John Smith , Captain & Admiral and Paul Royster , editor

1588

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A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia (1588), Thomas Hariot and Paul Royster , editor