People of the Founding Era
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1713 - 1815
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People of the Founding Era is a powerful new online resource that provides biographical information for thousands of individuals active during a crucial period in our history. Beginning with 12,000 but eventually expanding to over 60,000 people born between 1713 and 1815, the subjects include members of many of the most important families of the era, as well as many people—including artisans, slaves, and Native Americans—whose lives are not typically documented in historical archives. All entries include some biographical data, and many have a complete prosopographical profile—full name (including both married and maiden names), birth date, place of birth, death date, place of death, occupation, gender, nationality, and condition of servitude. The relationships between subjects are presented through structured tagging. Many of the entries come directly from the various Papers projects in Rotunda’s American Founding Era collection and, in those cases, link back to the original references within their respective editions, so users may explore more fully the context in which they were originally documented. Historians, genealogists, and all students of American history will find in the People of the Founding Era the most authoritative biographical dictionary of the period.

Others in Founding Era Collection:
•  People of the Founding Era•  The Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney & Harriott Pinckney Horry Digital Edition•  The Papers of George Washington Digital Edition•  The Papers of James Madison Digital Edition•  The Adams Papers Digital Edition•  The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America•  The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Digital Edition•  The Selected Papers of John Jay Digital Edition•  The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris Digital Edition•  The Papers of Alexander Hamilton Digital Edition•  The Papers of Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen•  The Papers of John Marshall Digital Edition•  The Dolley Madison Digital Edition•  The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution
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