Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Research: Website of the Week: Documenting the American South
In the latest instalment of an ongoing series, this week's featured on-line research aid is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's excellent Documenting the American South. Still in development, this site already provides digitised versions of an extraordinary wealth of texts crucial to the development of the American South - primarily, but not exclusively, literary texts. They run chronologically from colonial times (John Smith or William Byrd, for example) up until the edge of copyright in the early twentieth century (Ellen Glasgow or James Branch Cabell, for example). Essential for all of those working or interested in the history of the South.