Digital Resources for Early American Studies

Art & Music

Art in The Architect of the Capitol, Washington D.C.

Architecture in The Architect of the Capitol, Washington D.C.

Eighteenth-Century Resources — Art
Jack Lynch of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

John White Drawings/Theodor De Bry engravings, Virtual Jamestown
"Virtual Jamestown is a product of collaboration between Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, and the Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of Virginia."

About Early American Music
David K. Hildebrand, Colonial Music Institute

Eighteenth-Century Music and Dance, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Eighteenth-Century Resources — Music
Jack Lynch of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Musical Passage: Voyage to 1688 Jamaica
"Musical Passage: Voyage to 1688 Jamaica tells the story of an important, but little known record of early African diasporic music. This project is a collaborative endeavor by Laurent Dubois, David Garner, and Mary Caton Lingold. We aim to shed light on this unique document and to further the ongoing effort to understand the early history of one of the world’s greatest cultural movements. Enslaved Africans and their descendants revolutionized global music, but historical records tell us far too little about their earliest practices. In this site we offer a careful interpretation of a single rare artifact, from Hans Sloane’s 1707 Voyage to the Islands of Madera, Barbados, Nieves, S. Christophers and Jamaica. Tucked away in this centuries-old book, are several pieces of music that make it possible to hear echoes of performances long past."