Making of America at Cornell

The Making of America (MOA) is a distributed digital library of important materials (journals and books) that document nineteenth century America and the history of the United States. MOA is a collaborative publishing effort by Cornell University Libraries and the University of Michigan Libraries. Approximately 900,000 pages of materials were selected from the Cornell University Library, and 600,000 pages from the University of Michigan. Collectively, these materials represent more than 750 bound volumes of journals and more than 2,000 books. These 1.5 million pages are all black and white, and they represent a wide range of illustration processes used during the nineteenth century. More information is available from both MOA sites at Cornell and at the University of Michigan. (Updates vary)


1850 - 1900

Subscription Type



Cornell University and the University of Michigan libraries

Resource Types

E-Books and E-Texts

Online Availability

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