For the first time, Emily Dickinson sends her poems to T.W. Higginson, for review

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Emma Lazarus, the American-Jewish poet whose words are inscribed at the Statue of Liberty, is born

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Library of Congress established

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning is born

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World of Dante

A multimedia research tool intended to facilitate the study of the Divine Comedy through a wide range of offerings. These include an encoded Italian text which allows for structured searches and analyses, an English translation, interactive maps, diagrams, music, a database, timeline and gallery of illustrations. Many of these features allow users to engage the poem dynamically through the integrated components of this site.

Women of the West Museum

Online exhibits about the experiences of women in the American west.

Witchcraft in a Salem Village

The site provides accurate information about the history of the Salem witch trials using primary documents almost exclusively. These texts include complete court documents, profiles of those involved, rare books and treatises about witchcraft and the Salem trials, and original maps.

Wired for Books

For many years, most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. The one-on-one interviews typically lasted 30 to 45 minutes and then had to be edited down to a two-minute radio show. Listen to the voices of many of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.

William Blake Archive

An online library of the visionary British poet's illuminated publications.

engraving of Whitman from Whitman Archives website

Walt Whitman Archive

An electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and University of Iowa).