Monday, November 02, 2009

James Buchanan Resource Center

When I was at Wheatland, I got a brochure on the Buchanan Resource Center, so I thought I’d include it here as well. Here is a good synopsis of the site:
Developed for educational use by teachers, students, and other researchers, the James Buchanan Resource Center offers a wealth of information regarding this Pennsylvania politician, international statesman, and 15th President of the United States. Collected here are several books on the life of James Buchanan as well as contemporary reviews of those books. Buchanan's published writings are presented, along with a selection of unpublished letters held by Dickinson College. An extensive bibliography of resources is also available to aid those interested in further study. Finally, this site includes a detailed timeline of Buchanan's life set alongside important events in U.S. history.

What is really awesome about this site is the amount of materials available full text online. They are all excellently scanned and so make a great resource if you want to study any of the primary source documents. The documents are all searchable as well, which makes it easy to find what you are looking for. The letters are also well indexed so you can flip through the list and see which you’d like to read if you just want to browse.

This really is a fabulous resource, so go check it out!

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