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Pre-Contact

Discovery and Exploration
This Library of Congress sites includes relevant maps and historical manuscripts.

Hernando DeSoto's Trail thru the Southeast
Maps are highlighted on this site covering DeSoto's adventures through Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama.

Sir Francis Drake
This site includes a wide-range of topics relating to Drake's exploration of the New World by the author of an upcoming book on the topic.

European Voyages of Exploration
Created by the University of Calgary Department of History, this tutorial guides students to a better understanding of Spain's and Portugal's interest in the "New World."

Political Movers and Shakers of the Renaissance and Reformation (1400s to mid-1600s)
Pictures and brief biographies of important individuals during this time period.

Index of Native American Resources
A good gateway site for links to information on Native Americans.

1492: An Ongoing Voyage
Good example of an online exhibit about Columbus's voyage.

Columbus and the Age of Discovery
Includes more than 1100 text articles from various magazines, journals, newspapers, speeches, official calendars and other sources about the encounter.

The Columbus Landfall Homepage
This site presents the divergent theories about where Columbus first encountered the New World and includes a map.

Age of Exploration Timeline
3200 BC is the start date of this brief overview of exploration.

Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
Brief text overview from Aztec accounts of the Spanish conquest of this portion of the New World.

Windows to the Unknown: Cabeza de Vaca's Journey to the Southwest
Brief overview of the importance of Cabeza de Vaca; includes multi-disciplinary information about the different interpretations of his 1555 text, Relación of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca.

The Vikings
The site was designed to accompany a NOVA episode and includes a video exploring Viking villages and a clickable map of the Viking Diaspora.

The Columbus Navigation Homepage
Examines the history, navigation, and landfall of this explorer; includes good material about the debates surrounding this topic

Cultural Readings: Colonization & Print in the Americas
Topics covered include Promotion and Possession, Print and Native Cultures, and Colonial Fictions, Colonial Histories
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Colonial

13 Originals: Founding the American Colonies
Organized by colony, this site provides an overview of the founding of each colonies and supplies links for more information on each.

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
This Library of Congress exhibition features primary source documents relating to "America as a Religious Refuge" and "Religion and the Federal Government" and other similar topics.

Colonial Hall: Biographies of America's Founding Fathers
This privately maintained sites highlights the lives of individuals important to the early history of the US.

Common-Place
Billing itself as "The Interactive Journal of Early American Life," this site includes an automated electronic discussion of its contents.

Colonial North America, 1492-1763
Developed by the University of Calgary Department of History, this site unveils the interaction between Europeans, Africans, and indigenous Americans in colonial North America.

Georgia Before Oglethorpe
This privately-maintained sites includes information about Georgia's Spanish missions and a primer on Spanish Colonial Paleography.

Colonial North America (1492-1763)
This text-oriented site examines the "Indigenous Ways," "European Ways," and "African Ways" of colonial North America.

Archiving Early America: Historic Documents
Presented in their original format, documents from the nation's earliest periods illustrate to students what the early leaders were thinking. Includes privately held documents and an email discussion group.

George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlighted by Quicktime VR and Real Audio slide shows, this site illustrates Washington's life as a farmer and serves as an excellent tool for students to explore the nation's early farming practices.

The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century: Politics
Good collection of links to related topics; including Bacon's Rebellion, Mayflower Documents, and The Virginia Charters.

Ogram's 17th Century Colonial New England
This site includes a wide variety of links to related topics, with a special emphasis on the Salem Witchcraft Trials.

The American Colonist's Library
An excellent collection of innumerable links to primary sources.

H-OIEAHC
Resource site of the discussion list for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, including syllabi and bibliographies.

Benjamin Franklin: Collected Works
Online text collection including several Poor Richard's Almanac.

The Salem Witch Museum
A good example of a museum that has put some of its resources on the web.

Salem Witch Trials Chronology
A concise summary of its topic.

Archiving Early America
Good topic site which includes "How to Read a 200 Year-old Document."

Colonial Albany Project
Pictures and descriptions of colonial Albany, New York, provide a good introduction to the topic; includes a good set of links.

Drums Along the Mohawk: the American Revolution on the New York Frontier
Brief overview of the progress of the American Revolution; includes tours of relevant sites and firsthand accounts.

Virtual Jamestown
QTVR Panorama views, timelines, primary sources, and current historiography about Jamestown highlight this site.

Virginia Colonial Records Project
One hundred libraries and archives were searched to provide this rich online database. Digitized images of survey reports highlight this collection.

Pilgrim Hall Museum
This site features an online tour of artifacts owned by Pilgrims.

Salem Witch Trials: Documentary Archive and Transcription Project
An electronic collection of documents related to the 1692 Salem Witch Trials and a new transcription of the court records.

Benjamin Franklin: A Documentary History
Arranged chronologically, this site has an easy-to-use search engine to navigate to specific information about Franklin.

Colonial Connecticut Records, 1636-1776
A searchable index of important primary sources about the colony's history; includes "guided pathways" for researchers
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Revolutionary

Early Virginia Religious Petitions
A collaborative project between the Library of Congress and The Library of Virginia, this site includes more than four hundred petitions submitted between 1774 and 1802.

US Founding Documents Online
Good text resources that includes scanned copies of the original US Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.

The World of Benjamin Franklin
Including a Quicktime movie, this site explores Franklin's roles as a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. Includes a family tree, enrichment activities, and resource materials.

Independence National Historical Park Online
Students can view a site map of historic Philadelphia and take a close-up look at important historical structures.

Thomas Jefferson: A Film by Ken Burns (PBS Gateway Site)
PBS does an excellent job of providing resources about Jefferson, including discussions of his legacy.

The Articles of Confederation
A good example of a document site.

Michael Meals' American Revolutionary War Page
A colorful commercial site for those interested in the American Revolution; includes web links, bibliography, and live chat opportunities.

Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789 (American Memory: Library of Congress)
Contains 274 documents, including extracts from the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, and treaties.

The Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress
This comprehensive collection includes 83,000 images and approximately 27,000 documents that reflect Jefferson's broad range of interests. It also includes a timeline of Jefferson's life.

Spy Letters of the American Revolution
Includes letters, travel routes, methods and techniques, and a timeline.

George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress
This site includes the largest single collection of original Washington documents in the world (65,000).

The Founders' Constitution
Includes the full text of the US Constitution along with primary sources that illustrate the reasoning behind this crucial document
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Early National

The Jay Treaty: November 19, 1794
Provides the text of the treaty with hypertext links to relevant documents; part of The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.

The Early American Digital Library
Although this commercial site's primary purpose is to sell its digital images, its thumbnail pictures of people, places, and events provides a useful gallery.

Constitution Society Home Page
An excellent gateway site for any information about the Constitution.

Temple of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation
This Library of Congress site documents the building of the nation's capitol and includes good text and visual materials.

Monticello: The Home of Thomas Jefferson
Students can follow Thomas Jefferson through a typical day by visiting this site as well as explore the plantation and the grounds of Monticello.

Lewis and Clark (PBS Online)
Students can lead the famed expedition by touring this site designed to accompany the Ken Burns film. Includes maps, an expedition timeline, and expert historians giving their thoughts on the expedition.

Discovering Lewis and Clark
Serving as a prototype and a workshop for a CD-ROM highlights a 19-part overview of the expedition. Journal selections, photographs, maps, moving pictures, and sound files compose this media-rich site.

Lewis and Clark @ nationalgeographic.com
Brief but good visual tour of the expedition; excellent listing of related resources.

Erie Canal Online
A short overview and detailed map introduce this site that includes detailed journey descriptions from both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Fort McHenry
A decent interactive tour of the birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner; opening screen automatically plans the anthem.

Charters of Freedom
National Archives site that is a part of its online exhibit hall.

H-SHEAR Home Page
An interactive network/forum for scholars of the History of the Early American Republic, including over 1000 searchable articles.

The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation
Prepared by the Congressional Research Service, this site that can be downloaded or searched by keyword provides annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court.

Historic New Harmony, Indiana
Records related to two different utopian communities established here illustrate the complexities of these efforts

James Madison: His Legacy
This comprehensive sites includes information about all facets of Madison's career; includes an online quiz
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Antebellum

The Gold Rush
Designed to accompany the PBS series, this site includes links to background information and a timeline.

Images of African Americans from the 19th Century
This New York Public Library site provides a vast array of searchable images and a brief introduction to the topic.

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty 1842
The text of the Treaty is part of The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.

The Hayne-Webster Debate
Good electronic text site for the debate.

Documenting the American South
An excellent gateway site for information about the American South.

North American Slave Narratives: Beginnings to 1920
Electronic text site for slave narratives.

The Underground Railroad in New York State
This site serves as a repository of documents, photographic images, and research papers; includes map routes, people, places, and sources.

American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology
Includes samples of narratives collected from 1936 to 1938 as well as some of the photographs taken at the time of the interviews.

John Brown's Holy War
Several virtual tours highlight this web site that also includes maps and a history of the song, "John Brown's Body."

Flight to Freedom
Professor Patrick Rael's superb interactive exploration of slavery.

"California As I Saw It": First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900
Includes maps, texts, illustrations, and an overview of the area's early history

Land of Golden Dreams: California in the Gold Rush Decade, 1848-1858
The Huntington Library created this site using manuscripts, drawings and rare printed materials

Secession Era Editorials Project
This site houses a collection of editorials centering around major sectional debates during the 1850s
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Civil War and Reconstruction

Crisis at Fort Sumter
This interactive multimedia site helps students explore the events surrounding the 1861 battle.

Civil War Page
Probably the most comprehensive gateway site on the Civil War.

Civil War Archive
Includes information about individual regiments and the histories of the various corps that made up the US Army during this time.

Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet
Hosted by Duke University, this site is rich with primary sources.

H-CIVWAR Home Page
A searchable site of the H-Net discussion list about the culture and history of the Civil War - includes syllabi and bibliographies.

The United States Civil War Center
Over 1700 links to Civil War information.

Valley of the Shadow
Multimedia site on two communities during the Civil War.

Civil War Diaries
Click on "Special Collections"; Click on "Civil War Diaries"
Text and links from participants from both sides of the war.

The Unofficial Shiloh National Military Park Homepage
Highlights include an online battlefield tour and maps.

From Revolution to Reconstruction
Electronic Text site with important sources for the period, includes an outline of American History.

Finding Precedent: The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Based on but not limited to Harper's Weekly material, this site provides excellent context for Johnson's impeachment proceedings including an overview of his presidency, biographies, political issues, and an impeachment simulation game.

Finding Precedent: Hayes vs. Tilden: The Electoral College Controversy of 1876-1877
Featuring information from the pages of Harper's Weekly, this site presents an overview of the topic along with biographies and political cartoons. Journals of the Confederate Congress
This Library of Congress site includes the text of this seven-volume series from 1861-1865.

Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War
An online exhibit illustrating the many varied roles played by Southern women during this conflict
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Industrializing America

Coal Mining in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Pictures and contemporary texts highlight thus Ohio State site.

Spanish American War
Excellent multimedia site on the topic; includes weapons profiles, analysis of journalism and the war, and a chronology.

The Gilded Page
Good gateway site for the time period.

History in the National Park Service: Spanish-American War
This site includes a general introduction to the war links to related sites.

The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War Home Page
This Library of Congress site features a brief overview, a timeline, and a subject index.

Antitrust and the 1900 Campaign
Recent compilation of campaign materials.

Richest Man in the World
Multimedia site on Andrew Carnegie for The American Experience.

The Biltmore Estate
Gives students a close-up view of the excess of the era.

Cartoons of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Political cartoons representative of the era.

H-SHGAPE
The H-Net discussion list for teaching and researching the history of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

The Great Chicago Fire
Includes essays and gallery exhibits of Pre-Fire Chicago, The Great Conflagration, the Ruined City, Rescue and Relief, and the Queen of the West Once More.

American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920
Part of the LOC's American Memory site, this site includes a brief overview of this type of entertainment and includes video and sound clips.

The Northern Great Plains: 1880-1920
This site includes 900 photographs of rural and small town life from the Institute for Regional Studies at North Dakota State University
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Progressive Era

Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film
Part of the LOC's American Memory collection, this site features 104 films covering the Spanish-American War through the leader's death in 1919.

Child Labor in America 1908-1912: Photographs of Lewis W. Hine
Sponsored by The History Place, this is a great visual site about child labor during this period.

The Triangle Fire, March 25, 1911
This site includes links to a collection of images portraying this tragedy.

On the Lower East Side: Observations
Good selection of primary texts about the topic.

How the Other Half Lives
Electronic Text of Riis' work.

American Prohibition Project
Online exhibit of relevant sources.

The South Texas Border, 1900-1920: Photographs from the Robert Runyon Collection
Part of the LOC's American Memory site, this collection highlights the development of the Rio Grande Valley and includes material relating to the Mexican Revolution.
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World War I

Virtual Seminars for Teaching Literature
This course site includes links to multimedia resources and publications of the war; concentrates on British experiences in the war but is a good starting point for analyzing the literature of the period.

Films About the Great War
Lists films depicting events related to World War I.

Wartime Propaganda: World War I
Part of a larger site on the topic, this web page presents a short essay about the role of propaganda. Click on next to find out more about post-war propaganda.

World War I Cartoons
Great visual site with cartoons about the Zimmerman Note, the League of Nations, and submarines.

The Aces of World War I
Includes detailed information about air combat and lists aces by nationality.

Images of WWI: The Western Front
Good source of graphics.

WWI Sites: Links to Other Sources
Good gateway to WWI sources.

The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century
Designed to accompany the PBS series, this site includes an interactive timeline, maps and locations, and interviews.

The World War I Document Archive
Volunteers of the World War I Military History list have assembled this site.

The War at Sea
Includes information on communications, battles, campaigns, ships, tactics, weapons, and links to other web sites.

The Red Scare (1918-1921)
This image database arranges its collection by chronology and by topic.
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The 1920s

F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary Site
Besides a good overview of Fitzgerald's life, this site contains a chronology and essays about his writings; also audio and video clips.

Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929
Culled from several LOC collections, this site explores the nation's transition to a mass consumer economy and the role of the government in this transition.

The 1920s
Students can access information about the 1920s by topic or year.

The Jazz Age: A Fusion of Music and Literature
Includes links to sites emphasizing figures like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, and Epistrophy: The Jazz Literature Archive.

Greatest Films of the 1920s
Part of a larger film site, this page gives a brief history and links to film synopses.

American Prohibition
Both a good content and links site; includes links to the digital archive of the Anti-Saloon League, an excerpt from McClure's and pages from The Ram's Horn.

Inherit the Wind
Includes a history of the Scopes Trial as well as debate over the play/film.
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The Depression

Every Picture Tells a Story: Documentary Photography and the Great Depression
From History Matters; concentrates on Farm Security Administration photography.

Unemployment and Relief: 1930s Great Depression
A good text and online exhibit site on the Great Depression.

A New Deal for the Arts
An online exhibition that uses of texts and images from the National Archives to examine New Deal era federal art programs, the art works that were created, and the controversies they provoked.

Voices from the Dust Bowl
An online exhibition that uses of texts and images from the National Archives to examine New Deal era federal art programs, the art works that were created, and the controversies they provoked.

America in the 1930s
This online exhibit highlights the achievement of the 1930s.

FDR Cartoon Collection Database
Collection of FDR political cartoons.

Unemployment and Relief
A good text and online exhibit site on the Great Depression.

The Grapes of Wrath
A short synopsis of the film classic.
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World War II

World War II
Includes links to almost every possible topic related to the war.

National Geographic: Remembering Pearl Harbor
Good portal site with multimedia map and timeline and interviews with survivors.

Pearl Harbor Remembered
This tribute to Pearl Harbor survivors includes a timeline, maps, and links to other related sites.

Oral History Archives of World War II Project
Interviews with participants in WWII, with an emphasis on Rutgers graduates.

What Did You Do in the War, Grandma?
The student interviews are the strength of this site.

Hiroshima Archive
This site includes a timeline, a photo gallery, and a fine arts section of materials related to the US bombing.

H-Holocaust
An H-Net discussion list emphasizing bibliographical, research, and teaching aids.

Cybrary of the Holocaust
Excellent site about the impact of the Holocaust.

Fighters on the Farm Front: Oregon's Emergency Farm Labor Service 1943-1947
An online exhibit about a program to ensure an adequate farm labor supply during WWII and immediately after; includes 67 images.

WWII Resources
Includes primary source materials on all aspects of the war.

Atomic Bomb: Decision
Includes documents on the decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan.

The Internment of German Americans in the United States
A privately-created site that provides firsthand accounts and relevant documents.

The GI Bill
Good online exhibit from Syracuse University

A People at War
A World War II exhibit from the National Archives.

Powers of Persuasion
A National Archives site focusing on World War II poster art.

World War II Timeline
This site includes a timeline, topic links, pictures, maps, primary source documents, and a bibliography.

The Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II
Includes firsthand accounts from participants in WWII.

Tuskegee Airmen of World War II
Student-created site about African-American pilots in the war.

World War II Advertising History
This site takes a look at the advertising campaigns promoted during World War II.

Camp Harmony Exhibit
Online exhibit of a Japanese-American internment camp.

A More Perfect Union
Excellent multimedia site about the experience of Japanese Americans during World War II; produced by the Smithsonian.
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Cold War

The Trial of The Chicago Seven
Yippie posters and audio clips highlight this well-researched site.

CNN: Cold War
This excellent site designed to accompany the CNN series incorporates interactive maps and a knowledge bank.

Korean War 50th Anniversary
Set up by the US Army, this site provides information about the branches of the military involved in the conflict as well as important individuals and a chronology.

A-Bomb Science Project
A student-created site that describes the scientific aspects as well as the uses of atomic bombs.

NUCLEAR WEAPONS: The High Energy Weapons Archive
This site works to provide up-to-date detail on the development of nuclear weapons during the twentieth century. One its best features is the chronology link. There is a heavy emphasis on scientific knowledge.

A-Bomb WWW Museum
A Japanese-authored site created during the fiftieth anniversary of the bombing; includes sound files of survivors' voices.

Examining the Korean War
This student-oriented site has oral history interviews and maps related to the topic.

The Wars for Viet Nam: 1945 to 1975
A good hypertext overview of the war highlights this site.

The Watergate Scandal
A timeline, photographs, and the text of related speeches along with an exploration of the aftermath of the events surrounding this ordeal make this site valuable to the study of the scandal.

Camp David Accords--Framework for Peace
An online tour guides students through information about this topic.

Damages Caused by Atomic Bombs
Another Japanese-created site documenting the damaging effects of the bombs.

Rare film documents devastation at Hiroshima
CNN makes available a Quicktime movie discovered a few years ago in a Tokyo vault.

Remembering Nagasaki
A well-designed visually interactive site on the topic.

LBJ in the Oval Office
Recently released Real Audio files of LBJ's conversations.

The Cuban Missile Crisis
A good online exhibit of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Senator Joseph McCarthy - A Multimedia Exhibit
Good collection of photographs and audio files.

National Civil Rights Museum Virtual Tours
A virtual tour of some of the museum's holdings.

Illusion and Delusion: The Watergate Decade
A good photographic resource.

Watergate
A CNN/Time site which includes all types of multimedia.

Korean War Project
An excellent gateway site.

The Literature and Culture of the 1950s
A good starting point for 1950s texts.

Watergate
Presented by the newspaper that broke the story, this 25th-anniversary web site contains interviews with Ben Bradlee and Bob Woodward, as well as links to Key Players and Reforms resulting from Watergate.

The Space Center
Viewers are greeted by an online countdown to liftoff and can follow a link to "walk the moon" or find out more historical facts and trivia. The download times are worth the wait.

Astronaut Hall of Fame
A virtual tour and biographies highlight this site sponsored by the US Space Camp Foundation.

The 1948 Election
A decent overview of the election that includes contemporary news articles.
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Post-Cold War

20 Years after the Hostages: Declassified Documents on Iran and the United States
These documents from the National Security Archive dated 1947 to 1991 help illustrate the Iranian hostage crisis.

The 80s Server
Best one-stop site for the study of the 1980s.

The Gulf War
A multimedia site to accompany the Frontline episode.

Waco: The Inside Story
Contains excellent resources for the study of events at Waco in 1993.

Murder on Abortion Row
Relates to the 1995 trial of the man who killed an abortion clinic worker.

Online NewsHour: The Impeachment Trial
This portion of the PBS web site for its NewsHour program highlights the events surrounding the acquittal of President Clinton on impeachment charges; also includes a history of impeachment, as well as a discussion of what future history books will say about the issues surrounding this event.
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Themes
Born in the USA (Home and Family)

Within These Walls
This Smithsonian exhibit tells the story of five families who lived in a house over a 200-year period.

The Church in the Southern Black Community
This web site traces how Southern African Americans experienced and transformed Protestant Christianity into the central institution of community life; includes both texts and images.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1820-1940
Covering a wide variety of topics, this site provides an introduction and relevant primary sources for each.

Multimedia Sites in Women's History
Describes links to sites with graphics and exhibits highlighting the accomplishments of American Women.

H-Women
Designed to emphasize current research and teaching interests, this H-Net site offers resources and useful links on the top.

National Women's History Project
Good collection of materials and also a good gateway.

Victorian Women Writers Project
A gateway site for women writers in the Victorian Age.

Godey's Lady's Book Online
Several complete issues of one of the 19th century's most popular women's magazines, includes fashions, poetry, articles, engravings.

The Emma Goldman Papers
Includes primary source documents, images, and an online exhibit.

Suffragists Oral History Project
Includes online oral history interview transcripts with several important suffragists, including Alice Paul and Jeannette Rankin.

The Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment
This section of the NARA site contains primary sources and teaching activities.

1900 House
This site includes a virtual tour of a 1900 house and information about the structure and the family.

Fly Away: The Great Migration
This online exhibit focuses on the movement of African Americans from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago
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Americans at Play

America at Work, America at Leisure, 1894-1915
The Library of Congress prepared this multimedia site featuring Americans' work, school, and leisure habits during this era.

Black Baseball's Negro Baseball Leagues
Includes photos, sound files, bibliography and event calendar.

Negro League Baseball Online Archives
Includes information about Negro League Baseball from Black Ball News as well as links to other topical resources.

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, 1943-54
The league's official home page provides every type of information you might want.

Coney Island History Site
Includes timelines, interactive maps, and historical articles.

Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921
This revealing look into the social attitudes of the early twentieth century includes film clips based on clay figures, cutout figures, and pen drawings. It also illustrates some of the connections between animation and comic strips.

National Baseball Hall of Fame
Online exhibits include photo contest winners, world series programs, and a short history of the single-season home run record.

The Bicycle Museum of America
This site includes pictures of bicycles dating back to 1810.
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Politics & People

Cesar Chavez and American Farm Workers
Two thousand pages of documents relating to the 1965 FBI investigation into Chavez's alleged communist ties.

Viva Cesar E. Chavez!
Organized by the Cesar E. Chavez Institute for Public Policy, this site has a biography, list of accomplishments, and a photo gallery.

American Leaders Speak: WWI and the 1920 Election
Fifty-nine 1- to 5-minute sound recordings of speeches by American leaders at the turn of the century on issues and events surrounding the First World War and the presidential election of 1920.

United States Historical Census Data Browser
This site provides historical background along with a searchable database of the 1790 census through the 1960 census.

Project Whistlestop
An ambitious attempt to create a digital archive of primary sources related to the Truman administration.

H-POL
This H-Net discussion list encourages the scholarly discussion and provides teaching and research resources for American politics.

The George Bush Presidential Library
Home Page for the Bush Presidential Library.

Selected Constitutional Law Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court
The starting point for Supreme Court resources on the internet, including selected decisions and related materials.

The Oyez Project: A Supreme Court World Wide Web Resource
The highlight of this site is its RealAudio files of digital recordings of the Court's proceedings in major constitutional cases.

US History Out Loud
A collection of RealAudio files of digitized materials relating to FDR, George Marshall, LBJ, and Bill Clinton.

Presidential Libraries
Good starting point to connect to each of the presidential libraries.

The Constitution of the United States: Analysis and Interpretation
Annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court to June 29, 1992.

Images of American Political History
This searchable database also organizes available images by era and topic. Some topics include presidents and maps of growth, population, and elections.

Woodrow Wilson (American Experience)
Created to accompany an episode of the PBS series, this site includes a timeline, Jacob Riis photographs, World War I poster art, and a 1912 Election simulation. A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: US Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1783
This Library of Congress site allows users to search debates, statutes, and other related documents in one place.

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920
This site "documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage, through books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion picture footage drawn from the collections of the Library of Congress."

America Votes: Presidential Campaign Material
A Duke University Library Exhibit, this site contains primary sources dating back to 1796

1896: The Presidential Campaign Cartoons & Commentary
Includes hundreds of political cartoons about the controversial election along with information on campaign themes, parties and platforms, and leaders

Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860
This Library of Congress site provides over 100 pamphlets and books concerning the challenges faced by African Americans prior to emancipation.
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US & The World

Korean History Project
This thorough site examines the history of Korea as well as providing geographical and travel information related to Southeast Asia.

US Army Center of Military History
Includes online archives and images related to the military history of the US.

The US-Mexico Border, 1820s-1990s
This course site provides numerous links to related topics including border resources, individual border states, and NAFTA.

Islam: Empire of Faith
This PBS site explores the history of Islam and highlights its contributions to world society.

Anti-Imperialism in the US
A content-rich site on imperialism and anti-imperialism.

Diplomatic History
A good starting point for the study of American foreign relations.

H-Minerva
The H-Net discussion list for women in the military and women in war, Includes links to other sites on the topic.

Military History Network
Sponsored by H-War, this H-Net site offers resources and links to syllabi and bibliographies of military history.

The Spanish-American War: A Research Guide (NYPL)
This site includes a brief overview of the Spanish-American War along with links to relevant materials in the New York Public Library.

America Responds
Excellent compilation of multimedia resources related to the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States. Hawaii War Records Depository
An online collection of primary sources related to how the war affected Hawaii
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American Culture

America's Library
This site provides a brief overview of a wide variety of topics related to American history; authored by the Library of Congress.

Through Our Parent's Eyes: Tucson's Hispanic Community
This online text exhibit uses Tucson as a case study for the study of the development of Hispanic populations in what would become the United States.

The Monkey Trial
Various links to information relating to the 1925 Scopes Trial.

Fly Away: The Great Migration
Online exhibit focuses on the movement from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago

The African American: A Journey from Slavery to Freedom
This hypertext exhibit provides an overview of the history of slavery in the United States; good cross-referencing of topics.

Africans in America
Designed to accompany the PBS series, this site includes primary source documents, a historical narrative, and a resource bank.

Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events, 1620-1920
This site coordinates information about American Authors, Literary Movement, and American Literature sites.

Ad*Access
A collection of 7,000 ads from 1911-1955 that concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II.

An American Jewish History
Presented by the Judaica Collections of Florida Atlantic University, this site includes brief overviews of the topic and an online exhibit.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project
Good site about the civil rights leader; includes a chronology of his life.

H-Local
An H-Net list focusing on the discussion of state and local history, provides guides to exhibits, archive and manuscript collections, as well as other resources.

H-PCAACA
Discussion list and resource site affiliated with The Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association.

H-Rural
Discussion list and resources for teaching rural history.

Multicultural Paths
Good gateway site to multicultural resources and diversity.

African American Heritage Month
A good gateway site for resources about African Americans.

Voices of the Civil Rights Era
Real Audio clips of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

The Black Experience in America
Part of Project Gutenberg, this electronic text was put on the internet by its author Norman Coombs.

Native Web
A gateway site for resources about Native Americans.

H-South
The H-South home page provides both teaching and research resources for the study of the American South.

H-West
This home page for the discussion of the history of the North American.

Religious Tolerance
This site provides numerous links to information about the history of the world's religions as well as controversial church/state issues in a non-judgmental manner.

Net Ministries Church Directory
Both official and unofficial pages of religious denominations are linked to this site.

The APS Research Guide for Theological and Religious Studies
This is an excellent gateway site for religious resources of numerous types.

Social Science Data Analysis Data Network
This project is a network of resources for college teachers in the social sciences.

Picturing Justice: the on-line journal of law and popular culture
This journal includes analysis of diverse popular culture topics and their relation to the law; contains searchable database of back issues. Many topics relate to motion pictures as well as small screen productions.

American Historical Images on File: The Native American Experience
Organized chronologically, this online image database includes brief descriptions related to each item.

Divining America: Religion and the National Culture
Organized by century, this content-rich site also provides links to related topics.

Mark Twain: A Film Directed by Ken Burns
This PBS web sites contains samples of Mark Twain's writings, a chronology of his life, and suggested activities for students.

Roadside Architecture in 1950s America: A Reflection of Society
This online exhibit allows viewers to view relevant artifacts and includes background information and print citations for further study.

Chicago: Destination of the Great Migration
A Library of Congress online exhibit illustrating the history of the northern movement of African Americans.

African-American Women: On-line Archival Collections
From Duke University, this site contains memoirs and rarely discovered slave letters

Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian
Includes over 1500 illustrations from classic works on traditional Indian life
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Business & Technology

Technology in America
This interactive site requires the Flash plug-in to view its overview of American technology beginning with 1750.

The Basics of Business History: Top 100 Events at a Glance
This commercial site includes a ranking of the most important business events. Most useful is a timeline link for the 20th century.

American Labor History: An Online Study Guide
Excellent gateway site on the topic; includes chronological links.

A Curriculum of United States Labor History for Teachers
Sponsored by the Illinois Labor History Society, this thorough site is organized chronologically and includes some handouts.

Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990
Online illustrated text of the agencies written by NASA officials.

H-Labor
H-Labor is an H-Net list which emphasizes the scholarly discussion of Labor history and offers bibliographical and teaching resources.

Economic History Services
Gateway to sites related to economic history, including syllabi, book reviews, and abstracts.

The History of Computing
Collection of materials relating to the history of computing, including the "On-line Virtual Computer History Museum."

Electronic Resources in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Good topical gateway site that includes information about online databases, discussion lists, and electronic conferences.

The Hiroshima Project
Includes a Guided Tour of related web sites and a research database for treatment of the topic in literature, films, and art works; great visuals.

Images from the History of Medicine
Provides access to nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division of the US National Library of Medicine.

History of Individual Companies
Links to company history web sites.

History of Technology Resources Available on the Internet via ICE
Good gateway site to available technology material.

Business History Archives
A list of archives and libraries with business history collections.

Labor-Management Conflict in American History
This student-produced site includes text and visual resources scanned from contemporary sources; includes information about the Molly Maguires and the Chicago Strike of 1905.

Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904
Part of the LOC's American Memory site, these web pages highlight the history of this company and include film clips of the factories in motion.

The Quackatorium
A whimsical look at antique medical quackery and electrotherapy devices.

National Museum of Health and Medicine
Online portions of this site feature the bullet that took Abraham Lincoln's life and Paul Revere's dental tools.

General Motors - History
Includes a good visual timeline about the history of the automobile company. The Core Historical Literature of American Agriculture
Covering the early 19th to the mid-to-late-20th century, this Cornell University site covers all ranges of agricultural topics.
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Text Sites

AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History
Comprehensive text site ranging from Columbus to Jesse Jackson.

Words and Deeds in American History
The Library of Congress hosts this site containing diversified text resources about US history.

African-American Literature Links
Good collection of documents related to the history of African Americans in the US.

US Historical Documents
Another wide-ranging assortment of online documents, including many relating to war and foreign policy.

Wiretap E-Texts
Many literary works, including Pilgrim's Progress and the bible.

The Hanover Historical Texts Project
A wide-ranging collection of texts, graphics, and documents from all periods of American history.

Project Gutenberg
Demonstrates the usefulness of the web by providing "fine literature digitally re-published.

Hypertext History: Critical Issues in American History
Currently emphasizing the first half of the survey course, this hypertext document provides topical introductions along with critical thinking questions and some historiographical comments.

Core Documents of US Democracy
The US Government Printing Office provides this site with links to the text of many important government documents from all branches of government.

DOUGLASS: Archives of American Public Address
This is an electronic archive of American oratory and related documents; searchable by speaker, title, chronologically, or by issue.

Digital Interlibrary Loan
Includes digital copies of documents too fragile to loan and/or copy; from the Library of Congress

The Historical New York Times Project
Starting with the Civil War era, this site includes newspaper articles organized chronologically and by topic area
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Maps

The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789
Part of the Library of Congress American Memory site, these web pages illustrate the historical record of mapping during this era.

Boundaries of the Contiguous United States
Boundaries of the Contiguous United StatesThis animated map illustrates the expanding boundaries of the American continent.

World War II Theater Maps
Created by a geography professor, this site include maps of the Continental Defense Organization and the European and Pacific Theaters.

Historical Maps of the United States
Collection of images of early maps of the United States.

OSSHE Historical & Cultural Atlas Resource
Map archive which includes maps ranging from territorial Expansion in 1783 to the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Map Stats
Visual representations of demographic data.

Gulf War Maps
Several maps to accompany the Frontline episode.

Rare Map Collection at the Hargrett Library, University of Georgia


Online Outline Map
Although it emphasizes maps of world regions, it does contain an outline map for colonial America.

Map Machine
Part of the National Geographic site, users can download current political and physical maps as well as link to other geography-related resources.

West Point Atlases
Good visual military history resource for both US and global conflicts beginning with the Colonial Wars.

Color Landform Atlas of the United States
Includes links to individual state maps, 1895 state maps, and satellite images

The Electronic Map Library
From the Department of Geography at the University of California, Northridge; contains United States Atlas along with various urban regions

Geography and Maps: An Illustrated Guide
This Library of Congress sites gives an overview of its map collections, including aerial photographs and GIS

Historic USGS Maps of New England and New York
The University of New Hampshire sponsors this site that covers the 1890s through the 1950s; includes topographical and town maps

Historic Maps of the Illinois and Northwest Territory
Includes 84 records dating back to 1650
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Museums

Your Place in Time
Invites visitors to explore the rich interplay between people and technology by looking at the lives of five generations that came of age in the 20th century.

The Museum of the City of San Francisco
Includes links to a chronology of the gold rush along with first-hand accounts

Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
Offers online histories about Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company as well as The Wright Brothers and Thomas Edison.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Interesting digital video tour of the museum's holdings.

National Museum of American History
Virtual exhibitions highlight this Smithsonian site. Recent highlights included "The Star Spangled Banner," "Edison After 40," and "A Collector's Vision of Puerto Rico."

Exploring the West from Monticello: A Perspective in Maps from Columbus to Lewis and Clark
A focused on-line library exhibit that is most useful as an internet exploration for students.

National Gallery of Art
Quite possibly one of the most elegant and well-designed educational sites.

Museum of American Financial History
Includes exhibits: "Gems from the Collection," "Financing the Civil War," and "Alexander Hamilton, First Secretary of the Treasury."

Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Includes a virtual tour and pictures from the library.

National Air and Space Museum
Includes an online version of NASM's newest gallery: Space Race along with links to museum and online resources.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
This site includes samples of its in-house exhibits that represent some of the best collections of visual history in the US.

Museumspot
A gateway site that includes links to history museum sites. The Photography Collection: Western History
A collection of over 80,000 images and records relating to Native American, railroad, and western history

Franklin & His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America
An online exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution

Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web
Gateway site hosted by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Miscellany
Gateways

Hispanic Borderlands
Includes links to online exhibits, the Border Encyclopedia, and various Latino literature sites.

Tom Daccord's "Best Of" History Web Sites
This high school history teacher rates the hundreds of site links available on his page.

The History Net
This commercial site contains a wide variety of resources, including historical travel.

A Collaborative Study in American History
Created as an "online study group," this site provides information on a wide variety of topics and includes online quizzes and an online essay grader.

American Memory Project
The BEST gateway site for online exhibits and multimedia materials.

American Studies Crossroads Project
A great multimedia resource for the study of American history.

H-NET Content Gateways
Numerous links for humanities, roughly in chronological order.

The Virtual Library for History at KU
The best single gateway for history sites.

History Net of the National Historical Society
Good gateway for history resources on the net.

Horus History Links
Another useful gateway.

American History Before 1860
Useful links for US Survey I.

Voice of the Shuttle
Includes links to general humanities sources, women's studies, libraries and museums, and internet tools and info.

American and British History Resources on the Internet
An organized list of links to a wide variety of historical topics, including reference works, archival collections online and electronic texts by period.

Jensen's Web Resources for Military History
A one-stop shopping site for almost anything related to military history.

Pathways to the Past
Part of the Gilder Lehrman History Online site for teachers and students, these links are well-annotated.

Web Sources for Military History
Well-organized set of links related to US military history; some annotations.
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Teaching Resources (including writing)

Turabian Guide
This online version of the Turabian Guide can be viewed using the free download of Adobe Acrobat (available from www.adobe.com).

Proofreading for Common Surface Errors: Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar
This guide helps point out some of the most common writing errors so that students will become better proofreaders of their own written work.

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
This comprehensive site will help guide students through the writing process; includes sections on thinking, mechanics, style, structure, arguments, and the Chicago Manual of Style.

The History Guide
Includes a Student's Guide to the Study of History that has sections on taking exams, writing essays, and how to study. Also includes links to history resources and syllabi.

H-Survey
The home page of this H-Net discussion list offers resources specifically for those instructors teaching the US survey.

New Tools for Teaching
Introduction to incorporating the internet into your teaching.

H-Teach
An H-Net list which encourages discussions of teaching methods, includes links to syllabi, journals, and publishers.

H-Mmedia
Discussions about and resources for the use of multimedia in teaching and research in the humanities.

A Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities
An award-winning site providing information about how to cite internet sources.

Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
A gateway site for its topic, includes links to related readings in the Humanities and software as well as its own projects.

Technology and Learning Workshop
Includes guides for using technology to teach American culture.

Teaching History with Technology
Online journal containing articles explaining how to better integrate technology into the teaching of history.

A Student's Guide to History (Online Edition)
An abridged version of the 8th edition of the Bedford St. Martin's text.

Web Teaching at Dartmouth College
Good resources that includes case studies, articles, and downloadable teaching resources related to the topic of teaching that incorporates internet resources.

Web Teacher Tutorial
Online tutorials to a wide variety of web teaching-related topics including browser basics, telnet, using email, and file transfer.
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Professional Resources

Journal of American History
The online guide to the journal.

American Historical Association
The home page of the association.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: This Week's Issue
Online edition - subscription required for full access.

History Departments Around the World
A searchable site useful for creating departmental web pages, locating colleagues, conducting research, and helping students with school applications.

H-Net Reviews
Online reviews published by H-Net.

Copyright and Fair Use
Stanford University's comprehensive site for everything you wanted to know about these topics.

Copyright Management Center
Designed to assist members of the university community.

The Perkins Coie Internet Case Digest
Includes a brief synopsis of each case.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Good starting point for information on NEH grants and activities.

The Association for History and Computing
Includes teaching materials and conference information.
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Publishers

American Association of University Presses
AAUP home page.

Oxford University Press - USA
This site offers a searchable database of titles, Oxford University Press catalogs, information on how to subscribe to its mailing lists, and how to contact editors and submit manuscripts.

University of Chicago Press Online
The University of Chicago Press Online offers online excerpts, requests for email notifications of new publications, and a FAQs section on the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of style.

University of Arizona Press
Publisher of books on Native American, Chicano studies, natural history, western history and literature, and books about the Southwest

New York University Press
Includes books related to the following subjects: history, law, politics, cultural studies, gender studies, and African American studies.

University of Nebraska Press
This press offers books related to the study of Western history.

University of New Mexico Press
This site offers books on American Indians, anthropology, archaeology, art and photography, Chicano/Chicana studies, history, Judaica, Latin America studies, and the Southwest. American Heritage
The magazine's online companion site; includes numerous articles
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Media

CNN
Home page for the Cable News Network - good site for up-to-date information as well as background reports, maps, and videos.

PBS
This site provides excellent content and links to information related to many of its broadcasts, including Frontline and the American Experience.

USA Today
Good current news and archive.

Detroit News
One of the best newspaper sites for history on the internet.

Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Abstracts and summaries for available footage.

Arts & Entertainment
Good program links.

History Channel
Includes online exhibits and teaching resources.

C-Span
Includes RealAudio and RealVideo downloads along with teaching materials.

Fox News Channel
A comprehensive news web site.

MSNBC
Another excellent news site.

BEATL Image Archive
Created by students, this searchable database contains online images used in Barnard College courses and interactive history projects.

Save Our Sounds
The beginning of a collection sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress to save the sounds of US history.

Lost and Found Sounds
A supporting site to the National Public Radio show, this is an eclectic collection of "American sounds;" examples include oral histories, train sounds, and folk songs.
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