Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana , Sabin Americana is an online collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. The Sabin Americana collection is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, and religious history. The ongoing collection now includes more than 29,000 full-text works and has an interface and functionality similar to Gale's Eighteenth Century Collections Online.
Covering a span of 400 years in North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean, this fully text-searchable digital archive provides primary source material critical to the understanding of the society, politics, religious beliefs, literature, customs and momentous events of the times.
With chronological coverage from the discovery of the New World through the U.S. Civil War and into the start of the 20th century, along with material from and about Latin America and the West Indies, Sabin Americana is an essential tool for the study of the Western Hemisphere.
"The images are superb, and can be resized or reformatted for reading. Users can e-mail links and print a maximum of 50 pages at a time. Most likely to acquire this resource are large university libraries; four-year colleges and consortia should acquire it for the benefit of upper-level history students. Summing Up: Recommended."
--Choice, July 2006