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New Founding Era Collections!

People of the Founding Era
http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/112034

“PFE is a scholarly reference work that provides biographical information on over 25,000 people born between 1713 (the end of Queen Anne’s War) and 1815 (the end of the Napoleonic War), drawn from the digitized papers of the Founding Fathers and other documentary editions of the Founding Era. It has two components. First, it provides fully searchable biographical statements that vary greatly in scope and extent. Second, it provides identically structured data for each person allowing for group, or prosopographical, study.” – from resource introduction

The Papers of John Marshall
http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/118408

“John Marshall was the longest-serving chief justice on the U.S. Supreme Court and arguably the most influential. Under his direction, the judicial branch achieved equality with the other branches of government and constitutionality was established as the crucial element in court decisions. This digital edition of Marshall’s papers includes the complete contents of the print edition and presents them in a fully searchable online environment.” – from resource introduction

bibliographer: Nick Okrent