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Primary sources--such as original documents, letters, diaries, interviews, works of art, and oral histories, can often be found collected in print volumes. University Libraries has a wide array of print primary sources in its collection. Below is a sample of some of the resources that you can find but remember, this is only a sample, so use Start Your Researchto find more or Ask a Librarian for help!
Kant: the Metaphysics of MoralsThe Metaphysics of Morals is Kant's final major work in moral philosophy. In it, he presents the basic concepts and principles of right and virtue and the system of duties of human beings as such.
Call Number: B2785.E5 G7413 1996
Kierkegaard's Journals and NotebooksFor over a century, the Danish thinker Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) has been at the center of a number of important discussions, concerning not only philosophy and theology, but also, more recently, fields such as social thought, psychology, and contemporary aesthetics, especially literary theory.
Call Number: Ebook
On Liberty and the Subjection of Women by Mill, StuartA prodigiously brilliant thinker who sharply challenged the beliefs of his age, the political and social radical John Stuart Mill was the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century. Each essay first published separately: On liberty, in 1859; The subjection of women, in 1869.
This database combines content from Thomson Gale's 19th Century UK Periodicals; 19th Century US Newspapers; Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO); The Making of the Modern World :The Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1450-1850; 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers; Archives Unbound; Times Digital Archive; Illustrated London News Historical Archive; Sunday Times Digital Archive; American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990; Archives of Sexuality & Gender; Associated Press Collections; British Library Newspapers; Sabin Americana, 1500-1926.
Coverage: 15th - 21st centuries
Contains virtually every book, pamphlet, and broadside published in the American colonies or the United States between 1639 and 1819. Among the vast range of publications included are: advertisements, almanacs, bibles, catalogs, charters and by-laws, contracts, cookbooks, elegies, eulogies, laws, maps, narratives, novels, operas, plays, poems, primers, sermons, songs, speeches, textbooks, tracts, travelogues, and treaties. Based upon records for Charles Evans American Bibliography and Ralph Shaw and Richard Shoemaker's American Bibliography.
American News. This is a searchable and continually growing database of over 2000 local U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Selected pages represent a state's regional history, geographic coverage, and events in a particular time period. Coverage: Full text 1789-1922, indexing from 1690 to present
African American history & culture from its African origins to the present day. It encompasses the myriad contributions of individuals from the African American community who have achieved prominence in the arts, entertainment, the sciences, business, the military, and politics as well as nameless others who endured the travails of slavery and institutionalized discrimination. Contains over 8,000 primary documents, including slave narratives, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, statistics, 1,500 photographs, maps, and other images.
Coverage: Late 1700s to present