I thought I'd start a thread about Google's History resources found in Google Books (click the link to go to the start page). Basically, Google Books is organized with full-view and limited-view books. I happened upon The History of the United States Vol IV, The Federalists and the Republicans 1789-1815, by Edward Channing and published in 1917 in New York by the Macmillan Company (link to the book here). Here's an excerpt: Anyway, I started reading the book online and found it compelling. The writing style of 1917 isn't so different from today and I've yet to run across anything that looks historically amiss, though my knowledge of United States History isn't as keen as I would like it to be. Its always said that history books are being constantly revised. I wonder: what revisions would I expect to find between Channing's work and a modern history text? I'll have to dig out my college text book that covers the period and compare, but are their any that others see. Also, are their other books of note that others have found in the Google Books site that they might like to share. I'm inclined to make this a sticky if it gets a decent enough response.