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19th Century Reformers: Home

Where to start?

Start with a basic biographical overview. ABC-CLIO American History is a good place to start. Reference books might be another good place to look. Once you have that info you will have to dig deeper. In order to properly use your reformer's voice you need to find examples of their actual writings. Some of these sources can be found in the books in McCulloch. For others, it is best to look on Google Books. Also, many of these reformers have historical societies or libraries/archives based out of their birthplaces. Some of those have been included in the links section below.

Database: ABC-CLIO American History

Database: Gale Student Resources In Context

Database: JSTOR

Image Citation

REMEMBER: When citing images, don't just cite them from the google image search results page. GO TO THE HOME PAGE of the image and get as much info as you can.  The format for image citation is as follows:

Last Name, First Name. Title of Image. Date Taken. Website, Sponsor of website if different from website, Web Address. Date Accessed.


Jewett, Charles. Effects of Drunkenness. 1841. Teach US History, Accessed 31 Oct. 2016.

However, sometimes you might find that you have an image where no information is provided. You may not have a photographer's name nor a title for the image. In that case you start the citation with a description of the image.

Search Google Images

Find Books

Gale eBook Collection (GVRL)

Our ebook collection is very strong on American social issues. These are digitized versions of reference sources. You will find such online books as World Education Encyclopedia and Revolts, Protests, and Demonstrations in American History.

Google Books

Web Links