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Resource Guide:
America and the Enlightenment

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
Declaration of IndependenceE 221
The ConfederationE 303
Constitutional Law, CollectionsKF 4502
The Philosophy of the EnlightenmentB 802
The Revolution, 1775-1783, the American Army, by stateE 263
United States HistoryE 208
Works on legislative history (origin and making) of the ConstitutionKF 4520

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Enlightenment -- United States
  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
  • United States -- Intellectual life -- 18th century
  • United States -- Social conditions
  • United States -- Religion
  • Women -- United States -- History
  • Science -- Moral and ethical aspects -- History

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
American Revolution: the definitive encyclopedia and document collectionE 208 .A44 2018
The American Revolution: writings from the War of IndependenceE 203 .A579 2001
Becoming Benjamin Franklin: the autobiography and the lifeE 302.6 .F7 A23
Founding Mothers & Fathers: gendered power and the forming of American societyHQ 1075 .5 .U6 N67 1996
Revolutionary Characters: what made the founders differentE 302.5 .W82 2006
The Enlightenment in AmericaE 162 .C34
Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution: soldiers, sailors, marines, 1775-1783E 263 .V8

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • The Divided Heart: Essays on Protestantism and the Enlightenment in America
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power

Selected Websites and Digital Archives