American Identity Pathfinder
Last Updated: January 2014


Obtain password from the PHS Library staff. Use Gale Virtual Reference Library and Gale Literature Resource Center for this project.

Web Sites:

Digital History: Excellent website for primary sources.

Library of Congress: Use the search box at the top of the page to locate information.

The National Archives: Click on the historical era you are researching to reveal documents that can help you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne: Links about his life and works.

Arthur Miller: A guide to The Crucible
Letters From An American Farmer: by J. Hector St. John De Crevecoeur

The Smithsonian: This link connects you to the National Museum of American History.

**Nature and the American Identity:**Excellent information using artwork to illustrate the points of the articles.

**Norton Anthology of American Literature:** Brief overview of writers from 1820-1865. Click on the timeline in the left column to connect authors with the historical backdrop of the time.

**The Rockets’ Red Glare:**Learn more about the history behind our national anthem.

Prepared by: Beth Kois, M.Ed.