History Of The United States

History of the United States

Databases (Find Articles and Reports)

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

A selection of primary sources.

HeinOnline Gun Regulation and Legislation in America For current UWest patrons only.

Gun regulation in the United States is arguably among the most controversial and heavily-debated topics in American history. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution states: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

HeinOnline Social Justice Suite For current UWest patrons only.

Specializing in the analysis of laws related to social justice topics such as

  • Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture and Law,
  • Gun Regulation and Legislation in America,
  • Civil Rights and Social Justice,
  • Open Society Justice Initiative,
  • LGBTQ+ Rights.
JSTOR (Collection I-VII) Select items at the resource for UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

Contains articles from journals such as The Journal of American History, The American Journal of Archaeology and of the History of the Fine Arts, and Reviews in American History.

Library of Congress Digital Collections

Primary sources: documents, recordings, and artifacts.

Slavery in America and the World For current UWest patrons only.

This database contains "a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery."


GSS Data Explorer

"Since 1972, the General Social Survey (GSS) has been monitoring societal change and studying the growing complexity of American society."

Monroe Work Today

A visualization of mob executions of people of color in the United States from 1835-1964, includes bibliographical references.

US Census

Including data about the American people and economy. The first US census was taken in 1790.


Constitution Annotated

Read About the Constitution in Plain English: The Constitution Annaotated provides a comprehensive overview of how the Constitution has been interpreted over time and is now available on this new site with upgraded search capabilities. The online Constitution Annotated includes discussions of the Supreme Court’s latest opinions.

Related Books

Subject Heading: United States -- History For current UWest patrons only. Physical item available at the library.

This is a list of items in the UWest catalog with the subject heading United States -- History.

Related Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers)