1492: An Ongoing Voyage
American Civil War and Reconstruction
American Memory from the Library of Congress
American Studies Yellow Pages
American Studies Curriculum in secondary Schools
Archiving Early America
Civic Participation Page
Colonial Williamsburg [Macromedia Flash Player]
Colonial Hall Looking for biographies of famous and lesser-known founding fathers? Check
out this site for profiles of more than 100 signers of the Declaration of
Independence, the Constitution, and the Articles of Confederation.
CRM Cultural Protection Legislation
Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit
Deep Throat Uncovered
Duke University Special Collections Library
Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project [RealOne
Explore Sacred Sites and Ancient
Civilizations including the History of Easter Island, Stonehenge, Chichen Itza and other
"Federal Consumer Information Center - catalog of free
and low-cost federal publications of consumer interest
FedStats provides easy access to statistics and
information produced by more than 100 U.S. Federal Government agencies."
Forgotten Founders Franklin and Iroquois
History Links Environmental, Oral, Photos, Air Force
More History Links
History Matters Update [RealPlayer] A joint
project of the City University of New York's American Social History Project/ Center for Media
and Learning and George Mason University's Center for History and New Media, this feature-rich
site has recently announced a major expansion (see the original review in the September 22,
1998 _Scout Report for Social Sciences_). As before, History Matters is an excellent resource
for high school and university history teachers, now offering hundreds of primary documents
and audio clips, an impressive annotated webliography, sample Web-based assignments, and a
useful reference section which links to resources on standards, citing and evaluating
Websites, and understanding copyright and fair use laws. Additional sections include guides
for analyzing primary sources, annotated syllabi, sample student projects, and teaching tips
and strategies. The site may be browsed by section or searched by keyword or advanced options.
Any instructor in US history or social studies will want to bookmark this site.
History of Jim Crow
Jim Crow laws
history resources on the Internet is WWW-VL
HISTORY CENTRAL CATALOGUE. Thousands of links, indexed by regions and themes, and kept
fairly up to date.
Levi Anthony's classroom
The Making of America (MOA) is a digital library
of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through
reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education,
psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
Multi Educator History Living history, great site
Papers of George Washngton
Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives Based on an
exhibition of photographs at the National Archives that runs through July of this year,
Picturing the Century is an appealing online exhibit of historically significant photographs
from both well-known and amateur photographers. The gallery features 70 photographs under the
headings A New Century, The Great War and the New Era, The Great Depression and the New Deal,
A World in Flames (World War II), Postwar America, and Century's End. Many of the images here
are affectingly representative of their times, including the first Wright brothers flight at
Kitty Hawk, immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, Lyndon Johnson meeting with Martin Luther
King, Jr., flower children placing daisies into the rifles of US soldiers, and Nixon's
post-resignation departure from the White House. A portfolio section contains another several
dozen images taken from the works of Walter Lubken, Lewis Hine, George Ackerman, Dorothea
Lange, Ansel Adams, Charles Fenno Jacobs, and Danny Lyon. The photographs are offered in
expandable thumbnails with context and photographer information (if known) provided. Best of
all, the images are available for immediate printout.
Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries.
Presidential Info Grolier OnLine
Public History Resource Center
Presidents from the best to the worst - find out how your favorite
Mr Rodger's History and Geography Page
Social Studies School Service
Segregation in USA 1950s & 1960s
Teaching the JAH This new
site from the _Journal of American History_ will feature digital resources that help "bridge
the gap between the latest scholarly research in U.S. history and the practice of classroom
teaching." The authors of the featured articles will provide tips, documents, and other
materials to demonstrate how their work might be taught in an undergraduate US history survey.
The first article is "Evolution for John Doe: Pictures, the Public, and the Scopes Trial
Debate," by Areson Clark. The site provides the full text of the article, comments on teaching
the article, primary documents (in this case a collection of images), suggestions for further
reading, and some related sites. Teaching the JAH is an excellent idea and a model that can be
repeated in any discipline. Three more projects are planned for this site over the next two
Uncle Sam for Kids is a valuable homework resource tool in American
history & government, political science, and leadership, as well as other
subjects taught in schools.
US Presidents an index.
Vietnam Veterans Page
- Constitution of the Confederate
States "Constitution of the Confederate States of America March 11, 1861.
- CIVIL WAR CENTER At the United
States Civil War Center at Louisiana State University, visitors can
locate a variety of public and private data pertaining to the Civil War,
as well as information about the center.
HOME FROM A SOLDIER IN THE U.S. CIVIL WAR The letters found here
were written during the Civil War by a private in the 36th Infantry,
Iowa Volunteers, to his faithful companion (and future wife) at home.
They detail his life as he traveled in Mississippi, Missouri, Iowa and
Arkansas. The site was compiled by the private's great-grandson.
- NATIONAL CIVIL WAR ASSOCIAITON You'd
never expect to find the National Civil War Association in Northern ...
California. But this group offers re-enactment camps, historic resources
to research Confederate and Union forces, and links to other U.S. Civil
- SELECTED CIVIL WAR
PHOTOGRAPHS The U.S. Library of Congress exhibits over 1,000
electronic images in its Selected Civil War Photographs Collection.
Portraits of military personnel and battle scene landscapes make up this
historic online archive.
VALLEY OF THE SHADOW: LIVING THE CIVIL WAR IN PENNSYLVANIA AND VIRGINIA
This online project is dedicated to exploring the histories of two
communities -- one on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line -- during the
American Civil War era. Site features include a literary narrative and
an archive of the resources.
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