:: Annals of American History

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This database enables you to explore U.S. history from 1493 through modern times in "over 2,000 primary documents and original words of history-makers."

Primary documents include: historical accounts, speeches, memoirs, poems, editorials, cultural criticism, and more.

Multimedia in the database includes: 500+ images, video clips, and audio streams of famous speeches.

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