Oxford First Source: US History


Welcome to the home of Oxford First Source: US History, a primary source database with hundreds of primary source documents in US history. The documents cover a broad variety of political, economic, social, and cultural topics and represent a cross section of American voices. Special effort was made to include as many previously disenfranchised voices as possible.

The documents are indexed by date, author, title, and subject. Short documents (one or two pages) are presented in their entirety while longer documents have been carefully edited to highlight significant content. Each document is introduced with a short explanatory paragraph and accompanied with study questions.

Expertly edited by Thomas Slopnick of Central Connecticut State University and Peter Sheehy.