Colonial Era

REFERENCE –Founders Profiles

Dickinson College students study the Founders with great care, because the college itself was part of the American Revolutionary era, established as a school in 1773 and first chartered as a college in 1783.  The guiding spirit of the institution…

COLLECTION –Their Own Words

The Dickinson Library has digitized over 34,000 pages of text (both published and unpublished) that were written by Dickinsonians from the 18th,19th, and 20th centuries.  The wide-ranging collection covers numerous topics, but the collection is especially strong for the following figures:…

MAP –Atlantic Slavery

Dickinson students Mary Chobanian, Cory Palmer and Kyle Reese helped create this map built on snippets from David Brion Davis’s Inhuman Bondage (2006), a sobering study of the rise and fall of Atlantic slavery, for their course in Spring 2012, History 211:…