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The Early Americas Digital Archive (EADA)

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The Early Americas Digital Archive (EADA)

http://mith.umd.edu/eada/

Introduction

http://mith.umd.edu/eada/intro.php

“The Early Americas Digital Archive (EADA) is a collection of electronic texts and links to texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820. Open to the public for research and teaching purposes, EADA is published and supported by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) under the general editorship of Professor Ralph Bauer, at the University of Maryland at College Park.”

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“The EADA Database and the “Gateway to Early American Authors on the WEB”

EADA consists of two basic components:

a) the EADA Database and

b) the “Gateway to Early American Authors on the WEB.”

“a) In the EADA Database, you can find texts that are housed at EADA itself and that have been encoded using TEI, which makes it possible for you to search for specific terms, such as author, title, and subject, within and across the texts. EADA vouches for the accuracy of the header information as well as for the authenticity and quality of the texts contained in its database, which is continually and gradually expanding. If you do not find the early American text you are looking for in the EADA database, you may also consult the

b) Gateway to Early American Authors on the WEB, which allows you to browse a list of early American authors whose texts are available both on sites that others have posted on the World Wide Web as well as texts from this site, the Early Americas Digital Archive. Texts external to the EADA Database cannot be searched with the EADA Search Engine; nor can EADA vouch for the authenticity or quality of any of the texts external to its database and referred to in the Gateway.”

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Why an electronic archive of early American texts?

“The foremost advantages of a digital archive are cost efficiency and accessibility. To date, only a fraction of early American texts is readily available in inexpensive paper-back editions. Typically, those early American texts easily available in print have been selected for canonicity from the point of view of the various later literary-historical narratives that have emerged during the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. In order to consult texts not readily available in commercial print media, scholars must physically visit archives and libraries or order items through interlibrary loan. Being less dependent on the economic pressures of commercial publishing in print, an on-line archive such as EADA can thus provide the foundation for truly multiple literary-historical narratives. Unlike several digital archives of early American texts already existing on the internet, EADA is offered as a public service free of charge.”

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“The second advantage is searchability. Texts included in EADA have been encoded in Extensible Markup Language (XML), following The Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines (TEI), “an international and interdisciplinary standard that helps libraries, museums, publishers, and individual scholars represent all kinds of literary and linguistic texts for online research and teaching, using an encoding scheme that is maximally expressive and minimally obsolescent.

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The TEI provides for very detailed textual encoding to facilitate multi-faceted document retrieval. For example, not only can documents be searched via plain text, but they can be retrieved through a rich scheme of meta-information contained in the headers of each text.”

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Search Engine

http://mith.umd.edu/eada/search2.php#adv

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Search Example

Search of the word ships produces this result:

http://mith.umd.edu/eada/results.php?searchData= ships&action=simpleSearch&x=42&y=19

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http://tinyurl.com/jus57ko

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Acrelius, Israel        Founding of New Sweden

*       Alsop, George   Character of the Province of Maryland

*       Barlow, Joel
Humphreys, David
Trumbull, John
Hopkins, Lemuel         Anarchiad. A New England Poem

*       Barlow, Joel    Vision of Columbus

*       Barlowe, Arthur         First Voyage to Virginia (1584)

*       Bartram, William        Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natur

*       Berkeley, William       Discourse And View of Virginia

*       Bradford, William       Of Plymouth Plantation

*       Bradstreet, Anne        In Honour Of That High And Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth, Of Most Happy Memory

*       Bradstreet, Anne        Four Ages of Man

*       Byrd, William   History of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina

*       Byrd, William   Progress to the Mines: in the Year 1732

*       Cabeza de Vaca, lvar Nez        Account of Cabeza de Vaca

*       Castada, Pedro de       Narrative of the expedition of Coronado

*       Champlain, Samuel       Founding of Quebec

*       Columbus, Christopher   Columbus, Letter to Santangel

*       Columbus, Christopher
Las Casas, Bartolome de         Journal

*       Columbus, Christopher   Columbus, Letter from the Fourth Voyage

*       Cooke, Ebenezer         Sotweed Dedivivus, Or the Planters Looking-Glass

*       Cooke, Ebenezer         Sotweed Factor; or, a Voyage to Maryland. A Satyr

*       Cort, Hern      Second Letter of Hernando Cort to Charles V

*       Crecoeur, J. Hector St. John de         Letters from an American Farmer

*       Domguez, Francisco Atanasio
Vez de Escalante, Francisco Silvestre   Itinerary and diary of Francisco Atanasio Domguez and Francisco Silvestre Vez de Escalante

*       Dwight, Timothy         Conquest of Cann: A Poem

*       Dwight, Timothy         Greenfield Hill: A Poem

*       Elvas, Gentleman of     True Relation of the Vicissitudes that Attended The Governor Don Hernando de Soto and Some Nobles of Portugal in the Discovery of the Province of Florida now just Given by a Fidalgo of Elvas viewed by the Lord Inquisitor

*       Equiano, Olaudah        THE INTERESTING NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF OLAUDAH EQUIANO, OR GUSTAVUS VASSA, THE AFRICAN. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.

*       Erauso, Catalina de     The Autobiography of do Catalina de Erauso

*       Ferndez de Biedma, Luis         Relation of the Conquest of Florida Presented by Luys Hernandez de Biedma in the Year 1544 to the King of Spain in Council

*       Franklin, Benjamin      Autobiography

*       Garcilaso de la Vega, el Inca   Florida of the Inca

*       Grainger, James         Sugar-Cane: A Poem

*       Hamilton, Dr. Alexander         Itinerarium.

*       Harriot, Thomas         Briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia

*       Harriot, Thomas         A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia

*       Hayes, Edward   Sir Humphrey Gilbert’s Voyage to Newfoundland

*       Horne, Robert   Brief Description of the Province of Carolina

*       Knight, Sarah Kemble    Journal of Madam Knight

*       Lez de Mendoza Grajales, Francisco      Founding of St. Augustine

*       Manzano, Juan Francisco         Poems by a Slave in the Island of Cuba, Recently Liberated; Translated from the Spanish, by R. R. Madden, M.D. With the History of the Early Life of the Negro Poet, Written by Himself; to Which Are Prefixed Two Pieces Descriptive of Cuban Slavery and

*       Occom, Samson   Samson Occom’s Sermon on Temperance and Morality

*       Pastorius, Francis Daniel       Pastorius’s Description of Pennsylvania

*       Raleigh, Walter         Discovery of the large, rich, and beautiful Empire of Guiana

*       Raleigh, Walter         Discovery of the large, rich, and beautiful Empire of Guiana

*       Ranjel, Rodrigo         Narrative of de Soto’s Expedition

*       Revel, James    The Poor Unhappy Transported Felon’s Sorrowful Account of His Fourteen Years Transportation, at Virginia, in America. In Six Parts. Being a Remarkable and Succinct History of the Life of James Revel, the Unhappy Sufferer Who Was Put Apprentice by His

*       Rowlandson, Mary White  Soveraignty and Goodness of God

*       Signza y Ggora, Carlos de       Mercurio Volante

*       Signza y Ggora, Carlos de       Mercurio Volante

*       Smith, John     True Relation

*       Smith, John     Map of Virginia. With a Description of the Countrey, the Commodities, People, Government and Religion.

*       Tyler, Royall   Contrast: A Comedy

*       Vespucci, Amerigo       The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci

*       Woolman, John   Journal of John Woolman

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A search of the term printing brings this result:

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*       Barlow, Joel
Humphreys, David
Trumbull, John
Hopkins, Lemuel         Anarchiad. A New England Poem

*       Bradford, William       Of Plymouth Plantation

*       Bradstreet, Anne        Dialogue Between Old England And New Concerning Their Present Troubles, Anno 1642.

*       Equiano, Olaudah        THE INTERESTING NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF OLAUDAH EQUIANO, OR GUSTAVUS VASSA, THE AFRICAN. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.

*       Franklin, Benjamin      Autobiography

*       Smith, John     True Relation

*       Wheatley, John  To the Publick.

*       Woolman, John   Journal of John Woolman

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Browse/Search the EADA Database

http://mith.umd.edu/eada/search.php

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Content Sample From Browsing the letter C in Title

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*       Cruz, Sor Juana In del  Caprice

*       Alsop, George   Character of the Province of Maryland

*       Columbus, Christopher   Columbus, Letter from the Fourth Voyage

*       Columbus, Christopher   Columbus, Letter to Santangel

*       Cabeza de Vaca, lvar Nez        Comentarios de lvar Nez Cabeza de Vaca

*       Steendam, Jacob         Complaint of New Amsterdam

*       Dwight, Timothy         Conquest of Cann: A Poem

*       Bradstreet, Anne        Contemplations

*       Tyler, Royall   Contrast: A Comedy

*       Banneker, Benjamin      Copy of a Letter from Benjamin Banneker, to the Secretary of State, with his Answer

*       Wheatley, John  Copy of a Letter sent by the Author’s Master to the Publisher.

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Gateway

http://mith.umd.edu/eada/gateway/gateway.php

“Use this page to search for texts by early American authors available both at EADA and at other sites on the internet.”

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Content Sample: The Letter H FROM Browse by Author

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Haies, Edward. Sir Humphrey Gilbert’s Voyage To Newfoundland, 1583

Hakluyt, Richard Works.

Hamilton, Dr. Alexander. Works.

Hamilton, Alexander, John Jay and James Madison. The Federalist Papers.

Hammond, Jupiter. Selections.

Hariot, Thomas, A Brief and True Relation

Hennepin, Lodewyk. Works

Henry, Patrick. Writings.

Hanson, Elizabeth, An Account of the Captivity of Elizabeth Hanson

Heredia, JosMar. Poems.

Higginson, Francis. A True Description of New England.

Hopkins, Lemuel. Poetry.

Horne, Robert. A Brief Description of Carolina.

Hubbard, William. The Present State of New England

Hudson, Henry. Descriptio ac delineatio Geographica.

Hughes, W. The American Physican; or treatise of the roots, shrubs, …. growing in the English Plantations in America.

Hunter, Robert. Works.

Hurtado de Mendoza, Diego. Selected Poems.

Hutchinson, Anne. Trial Documents.

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texts 106
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