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Library Resources for J300: The Body in Early America

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Primary Sources I: collections
Primary Sources II: selected bibliography
Secondary Sources I: searchable databases
Secondary Sources II: selected bibliography
Writing


Searching IUCAT

Use IUCAT (Indiana University Libraries Catalog) to find both primary and secondary sources in the IUB Libraries.
The Keyword or Exact search screen is the default option. Use Exact when you know the author or title of a book, or when you have a citation to a journal article that is not available full text. Enter the title of the journal (not the title of the article) and click on Periodical Title. (Sample search screen)

Keyword/Keyword Anywhere searches can be a good way to get a quick idea of what is available on your topic. Search terms should be connected with and
gender and early america

Using Library of Congress subject heading often produces better search results. Sometimes you have to try a few keyword searches first to discover the subject headings, but here are some helpful ones:
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Use Advanced Keyword Search to limit results by date, language or format, or to combine keyword and subject searches (often the best kind of search--see sample search).

Primary Sources I: collections

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Bloomington Users Pennsylvania Gazette 1728-1800 - Searchable full text of the Pennsylvania Gazette. (Click on Search, then select Pennsylvania Gazette).
This is the only early American newspaper or magazine available electronically, but many others are available in microfilm. See American Periodicals below and this sample IUCAT search showing how to find other early American newspapers.

Microform collection available in IU 
Bloomington Libraries American Periodicals Series, 18th Century - Collection of American newspapers and magazines on microfilm. Location: IUB Main Library Microforms AP 41.
Since these can't be searched, you'll either need to browse or consult the very basic indexes that are available: Index to American Periodicals of the 1700s. Location: Microforms Reference Shelf (ask at desk). Index to Early American Periodicals. Location: IUB Main Library Microforms AI3 .I38

Authorized IU Bloomington Users Evans Digital Edition - Digitized version of a huge collection of works published in North America, 1639-1800. Page images and searchable full text. (Only a third of the collection is currently available online, but the entire collection is available on microfilm. Location: IUB Main Library Microforms Z1215 .E13.)

Authorized IU Bloomington Users African-American Poetry, 1760-1900 - Searchable full-text database of English-language African American poetry.

Authorized IU Bloomington Users American Poetry Database - similar collection of non-African American poets.

Authorized IU Bloomington Users Early American Fiction - Searchable full-text database of 440 American novels and short stories written before 1820.

Primary Sources II: selected bibliography

Use your IUCAT skills to find these items in the Library (selected by Professor Knott). Note that if a title you want is checked out, you can recall it.

Print Resource available in IU 
Bloomington Libraries William Bartram, Travels, and Other Writings (New York: Library of America, 1996)

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Bloomington Libraries Catherine La Courreye Blecki and Karin A. Wulf (eds.), Milcah Martha Moore's Book: A Commonplace Book from Revolutionary America (University Park: Penn State Press, 1997)

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Bloomington Libraries Elaine Forman Crane (ed.), The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1994)

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Bloomington Libraries Susan E. Klepp and Billy G. Smith, The Infortunate: The Voyage and Adventures of William Moraley, an Indentured Servant (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1992)

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Bloomington Libraries Lillian B. Miller (eds.), The Selected Papers of Charles Willson Peale and His Family (Newhaven: Yale University Press, 1983-)

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Bloomington Libraries Charles Coleman Sellars, Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1952)

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Bloomington Libraries Billy G. Smith (ed.), Life in Early Philadelphia: Documents from the Revolutionary and National Periods (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995)

Secondary Sources I: searchable databases

Authorized IU Bloomington Users America: History and Life - Electronic index to 2,000 scholarly journals in American history.
Some full text available (links to JSTOR journals). Most articles are available in print in the the Library.
Advanced Search provides more search options. Use the browsable indexes for "Time Period" "Document Type" and "Subject Terms" to improve your search results. (Sample search screen)

Authorized IU Bloomington Users Academic Search Premier - searchable database of journal and magazine articles in many subject areas.
Mostly full text; for articles that are not full text, follow the search IUCAT for availability link at the end of the citation.

Authorized IU Bloomington Users JSTOR - a collection of digitized journals, including important journals for History.
Search by author, title, keyword, etc or browse by journal title. View/print digital images of original full text of articles.

Authorized IU Bloomington Users History of Science, Technology and Medicine - citations to journal articles, books and other materials.

Secondary Sources II: selected bibliography

Use your IUCAT and JSTOR skills to find these items (selected by Professor Knott).

Print Resource available in IU 
Bloomington Libraries John K. Alexander, Render them Submissive: Responses to Poverty in Philadelphia, 1760-1800 (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980)

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Bloomington Libraries Susan Branson, These Fiery Frenchified Dames: Women and Political Culture in Early National Philadelphia (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001)

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Bloomington Libraries David R. Brigham, Public Culture in the Early Republic: Peale's Museum and Its Audience (Washington: Smithsonian Press, 1995)

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Bloomington Libraries C. Bridenbaugh and J. Bridenbaugh, Rebels and Gentlemen: Philadelphia in the Age of Franklin (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1962)

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Bloomington Libraries John L. Cotter, Daniel G. Roberts and Michael Parrington, The Buried Past: An Archaeological History of Philadelphia (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992)

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Bloomington Libraries Barbara Cunningham, "An Eighteenth-Century View of Femininity as seen through the Journals of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg," Pennsylvania History 43 (1976)

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Bloomington Libraries Richard S Dunn and Mary Maples Dunn., eds., The World of William Penn (Philadelphia, 1986)

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Bloomington Libraries Beatrice B. Garvan, Federal Philadelphia, 1785-1825 (Philadelphia, 1987)
catalogue of an exhibition of domestic arts and crafts held at the Philadelphia Art Museum in 1987

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Bloomington Libraries Sidney Hart and David C. Ward, 'The Waning of an Enlightenment Ideal: Charles Wilson Peale's Philadelphia Museum, 1790-1820', Journal of the Early Republic 8 (1988), 389-418

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Bloomington Libraries David Hawke, In the Midst of Revolution: The Politics of Confrontation in Colonial America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1961)

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Bloomington Libraries Catherine E. Hutchins (ed.), Shaping a National Culture: The Philadelphia Experience, 1750-1800 (Winterthur: Winterthur Museum, 1994)
by social historians and historians of material culture

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Bloomington Libraries Susan E. Klepp, 'Seasoning and Society: Racial Differences in Mortality in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia', William and Mary Quarterly 51 (1994)
available in JSTOR

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Bloomington Libraries Susan E. Klepp, `The Swift Progress of Population': A Documentary and Bibliographical Study of Philadelphia's Growth 1682-1859 (Philadelphia: American Phiosophical Society, 1991)

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Bloomington Libraries Susan Klepp (ed.), The Demographic History of the Philadelphia Region, 1600-1860 (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1989)

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Bloomington Libraries David D. Martin, The Philadelphia Campaign: June 1777 - July 1778 (Conshohocken, PA: Combined Books, 1993)

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Bloomington Libraries Michael Meranze, 'The Penitential Ideal in Late Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia', Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 108 (1984), 419-50

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Bloomington Libraries Thomas G. Morton and Frank Woodbury, The History of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1751-1895 (New York, Arno Pres, 1973)

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Bloomington Libraries Gary Nash and Jane R. Soderlund, Freedom by Degrees: Emancipation in Pennsylvania and Its Aftermath (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991)

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Bloomington Libraries Gary Nash, 'Poverty and Poor Relief in Pre-Revolutionary Philadelphia', William and Mary Quarterly 33 (1976), 3-30.
available in JSTOR

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Bloomington Libraries Gary B. Nash and Billy G. Smith, 'The Population of Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia', Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 99 (1975), 362-68

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Bloomington Libraries Ric Northrup Caric, '"To Drown the Ills That Discompose the Mind": Care, Leisure, and Identity Among Philadelphia Artisans and Workers, 1785-1840', Pennsylvania History 64 (1997), 465-89 (c)

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Bloomington Libraries Charles S. Olton, Artisans for Independence: Philadelphian Mechanics and the American Revolution (Syracuse NY: Syracuse University Press, 1975)

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Bloomington Libraries Rosalind Remer, Printers and Man of Capitol: Philadelphia Book Publishers in the New Republic (Philadelphia, 1996)

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Bloomington Libraries Steven Rosswurm, Arms, Country and Class: The Philadelphia Militia and the 'Lower Sort' During the American Revolution, 1775-1783 (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1987)

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Bloomington Libraries John Thomas Scharf and Thompson Westcott, History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884 3 vols (Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884).

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Bloomington Libraries Charles Coleman Sellers, Mr Peale's Museum: Charles Willson Peale and the First Popular Museum of Natural Science and Art (New York: Norton, 1980)

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Bloomington Libraries Ronald Schultz, The Republic of Labor: Philadelphia Artisans and the Politics of Class, 1720-1830 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993)

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Bloomington Libraries F.H. Shelton, 'Springs and Spas of Old-Time Philadelphians', Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography , 67 (1923), 196-237

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Bloomington Libraries Billy G. Smith, The "Lower Sort": Philadelphia's Laboring People, 1750-1800 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990)

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Bloomington Libraries Peter Thompson, Rum Punch and Revolution: Taverngoing and Public Life in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999)

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Bloomington Libraries Frederick B. Tolles, Meeting House and Counting House: The Quaker Merchants of Colonial Philadelphia,1682-1763 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1948)

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Bloomington Libraries Nancy Tomes, 'The Domesticated Madman: Changing Concepts of Insanity at the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1780-1830', Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 106 (1982), 271-82.

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Bloomington Libraries Alan Tully, Forming American Politics: Ideals, Interests, and Institutions in Colonial New York and Pennsylvania (Baltimore, 1994)

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Bloomington Libraries Sam Bass Warner, Jr, The Private City: Philadelphia in Three Periods of its Growth (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1968)

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Bloomington Libraries Russell E. Weigley (ed.), Philadelphia: A Three Hundred Year History (New York: W.W. Norton, 1982)

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Bloomington Libraries Julie Winch, Philadelphia's Black Elite: Activism, Accomodation and the Struggle for Autonomy, 1787-1848 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988)

Print Resource available in IU 
Bloomington Libraries Karin Wulf, Not All Wives: Women of Colonial Philadelphia (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2000)

Writing

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March 27, 2003

Celestina Wroth ( cewroth@indiana.edu)
Librarian for History, Religious Studies,
and History & Philosophy of Science
Main Library E560, Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405, (812) 855-1336