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National Digital Library, where the Library of Congress intends to put 5 million items online by 2000.

The Amistad Case--NARA, primary documents relating to this important case in U.S. History, from the National Archives and Records Administration. See, also, a site maintained by The Musuem of America and the Sea in Mystic, Connecticut..

Connecticut History Online

African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, from the Library of Congress's extensive holding of African-American artifacts, manuscripts, etc. This website will continue to grow over the next five years thanks to a grant from Citicorp.

Freedom's Journal, the digitization of all 103 issues of Freedom's Journal, the first African-American owned and operated newspaper published in the United States, published weekly in New York City from 1827 to 1829.

African Voices This site, from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, takes full advantage of the computer's capabilities. Excellent use of time-lines.

Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent Visitors have several options to access the collection of over 3,000 slides, 500 photographs, and 50 hours of sound from 45 African nations.

Black Loyalists: Our History, Our People, the story of 30,000 people who fled slavery in the U.S. to fight for Britain in the Revoluationary War.

Internet African History Sourcebook, a huge and nicely organized directory of resources, from Fordham University.

Art and Life in Africa, from the University of Iowa's Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

Contemporary Conflicts: the Horn of Africa.

We Shall Overcome: Historic Place of the Civil Rights Movement, an online itinerary maintained by the National Register of Historic Places, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Parks Service.

WPA Slave Narratives These narratives are from the 2,000 interviews with ex-slaves collected during 1936-1938 by journalists and other writers employed by the Federal Writers Project.

Women in American History, from the Encyclopedia Britannica

American Women's History: A Research Guide, created by Ken Middleton, reference librarian and graduate student in American Women's History at Middle Tennessee State University

Women in America: 1820 to 1842, from University of Virginia.

Sophia Smith Collection Smith College has digitized some of its archival holdings relating to women's history.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1830-1930, from SUNY at Binghamtom. Each module contains an introductory essay and, in most cases, between fifteen and twenty primary documents.

Living the Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement 1848-1998 Provided by the National Women's History Project, this site offers numerous resources to help educators and activists commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls, New York, on July 19 and 20, 1848.

Women of the West Museum: Suffrage

Out of the Past: 400 Years of Gay and Lesbian History Put together and presented by PBS.

Religious Freedom in America Maintained at the University of Virginia by Jeffrey K. Hadden.

LIBRO: The Library of Iberian Resources Online, a joint project recently initiated by the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain and the University of Central Arkansas.

Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Perspectives, the newest addition to the Library of Congress (LOC) American Memory Collection.

Celtic Art and Culture, created for an art history course at the University of North Carolina.

Country Studies, from the Library of Congress, includes extensive historical outlines.

A Biography of America, 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.

History Matters Produced by WGBH Interactive for Annenberg/CPB.

Primary Resources on the Internet, from the International School of Amsterdam.

Spartacus Educational: Encyclopedia of British History: 1700-1900, Child Labour: 1750-1900, Parliamentary Reform: 1750-1900, The Peterloo Massacre, First World War Encyclopedia, Investigating the Vietnam War, and Emancipation of Women: 1860-1920.

Oliver Cromwell, explores the significance of the man who has been the subject of intense debate ever since his death as Lord Protector in 1658.

Napoleon, four essays exploring The Man and the Myth, Napoleon and Josephine, Politics in Napoleon's Time, and Napoleon at War.

Avalon Project, from Yale University Law School. Documents ranging from the Athenian Constitution to the 1992 European Parliament Resolution on the Situation in Tibet. Hyperlinks allow for an online comparison of documents.

Calendars, maintained by L.E. Doggett of New Mexico State University — a very long, text-only document.

Calendar Zone

Encyclopedia Mythica Encompassing mythology, folklore, and legend, the Encyclopedia Mythica--a collaborative reference resource with over 150 contributors--contains more than 4400 definitions of mythical and legendary figures and almost 200 images.

Exploring Ancient World Cultures, a vast treasure from Evansville University.

Website of the Imperial Forums, a great introduction to the forums and history of ancient Rome.

Persepolis and Ancient Iran: Catalog of Expedition Photographs The architecture, reliefs, and finds of the Palaces at Persepolis; the prehistoric mound of Tall-i-Bakun; Istakhr, the Islamic city mound; and the aerial survey flights conducted between 1935 and 1937.

Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations Kevin L. Callahan, an anthropology graduate student at the University of Minnesota, has created this site of short, referenced essays, organized by civilization (Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Aztec).

Harappa, fascinating glimpses into an ancient culture.

The Perseus Project, an "evolving digital library on ancient Greece," from Tufts University. This site includes thousands of images and texts (in both ancient Greek and English translations).

Reeder's Egypt Page, dedicated to examining the art, archaeology, religion and history of Egypt.

Maecenas: Images of Ancient Greece and Rome Maintained by Classics Professor Leo Curran of the University at Buffalo, this collection of images could be a useful resource for courses in the Classics, Ancient History, or Archaeology.

Medieval English Towns Maintained by Stephen Alsford, a researcher for the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Extensive materials and extensive hyperlinks to other online resources.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, from Washington, D.C.

Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

World History Archives, resources being put together at Central Connecticut State University by Professor Haines Brown.

The Historical Text Archive, maintained at Mississippi State University.-->

National Archives and Records, the first group of digitized images of some of the National Archives and Records Adminstration's most significant documents.

Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery This companion site to Ken Burns' film is highlighted by the Archive: a timeline of the trip; a collection of related links; an extensive bibliography; and over 800 minutes of unedited, full-length RealPlayer interviews with seven experts.

Liberty!: The American Revolution, companion site to the PBS documentary Liberty!: The American Revolution.

Salem Witch Trials, created by the Danvers Archival Center and hosted by the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia, offers a number of primary documents and other materials related to the Witchcraft Outbreak of 1692

US Labor and Industrial History Audio Archive Maintained by Professor Gerald Zahavi of the University at Albany, this site contains a developing archive of Labor and Industrial History audio recordings in RealAudio format. If you're in a lab environment, please use headphones.

Documenting the American South, from University of North Carolina, a treasury of materials on 19th-century America.

The Marx and Engels Archives, selections from or the full text of over sixty works of Marx and Engels, with a great deal of biographical information.-->

The Thomas Jefferson Papers, approximately twenty-seven thousand items organized into nine series with a total of 83,000 images.

The Great War: 80 Years On This site from the BBC commemorates the war and offers users a number of interesting resources. Multimedia offerings include a ten-minute video collage of photos and newsreel footage produced by the Imperial War Museum and a selection of fascinating and poignant audio interviews of veterans, including one man who was just fourteen when he left to fight in France.

World War I -- Trenches on the Web, an internet history of The Great War, maintained by Mike Iavarone.

WWII Resources Provided by the Pearl Harbor Working Group in an effort to combat "history by sound bites," this site holds a large number of primary source materials related to the war.

Life History Manuscripts from the Folklore Project, WPA Federal Writers' Project, 1936 - 1940, from the Library of Congress, a fascinating, multi-media project, complete with interview excerpts read by modern actors.

The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory, marvelously conceived and executed.

The World's Columbian Exposition: Idea, Experience, Aftermath, Chicago's 1893 World Fair -- a hypertext thesis, by Julie K. Rose, on the cultural and technological changes that bedazzled the Gilded Age.

Meeting of Frontiers This Library of Congress site chronicles the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Conversations With History Produced by the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, this site features interviews with over 150 distinguished men and women from all over the world. Real Audio required.

Archiving Early America, including a link to Early America Review, a full-text online journal.

The American Civil War Homepage, maintained by Dr. George Hoemann at the University of Tennessee.

The Valley of the Shadow Archive: Two Communities in the American Civil War An extraordinary use of the WWW, from University of Virginia.

Letters Home from a Civil War Soldier, from Private Scott, letters to friends and family.

Abraham Lincoln Papers Users can browse the collection chronologically or search by keyword. The site also includes two special presentations featuring original documents and images on the Emancipation Proclamation and Lincoln's assassination.

Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project, digital versions of documents, images, and even music related to Abraham Lincoln's life in Illinois.

Charters of Freedom, sponsored by the National Archives.

Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture The site's unique value lies in the documents it presents that elucidate the novel's historical and cultural context. Explore this great cultural icon written just a block from Capital Community College.

The Perry-Castañeda Map Collection, from the University of Texas at Austin.

The Mapping History Project -- from University of Oregon.

WebChron: The WebChronology Project David Koeller, Associate Professor of History at North Park University, offers this site with fifteen hyperlinked chronologies for use in survey courses on western civilization and world history.

Words and Deeds in American History 100 years of manuscripts from the Library of Congress.

Japanese American Exhibit and Access Project The subject is the forcible internment of Japanese Americans on the American west coast. From the University of Washington.

The Wars for Viet Nam, from Vassar College, with links to several important documents.

The Nationalism Project Created and maintained by Eric Zuelow, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this site serves as a scholarly resource for the study of nationalism in all its forms.

Today in History, from the Library of Congress, with hyperlinks to the LOC's vast online collections.

Urban Planning from 1794 to 1918, primary resource material from Cornell University Emeritus Professor John Reps.

CROMOHS The CyberReview of Modern Historiography.

Histos, electronic, refereed journal of ancient historiography.

Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean Developed by a team of Dartmouth College undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff at the Dartmouth Experimental Visualization Laboratory and the Classics Department, this site uses a series of 29 lessons to trace the cultural evolution of humanity in the Aegean basin from the Neolithic period to the Twelfth Century BC.

The Atrium, modern connections to the ancient world. Requires RealAudio for some features.

Petra, an interactive tour of an ancient Middle Eastern city (in what is now Jordan).

Early America Review, an online "ezine" chronicling 18th-century America.

European Voyages of Exploration, European voyages of exploration and conquest in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Making of America, a collaboration between University of Michigan and Cornell University, this site presents "a significant body of primary sources [primarily late 19th-century work] related to the development of the US infrastructure."

Latin American Government Documents Project, from Cornell University.

Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies, with full-text articles.

EINET's History Links.

Rice University History Gopher.

Chronicon: An Electronic History Journal Chronicon is a new electronic journal of history published by the Department of History at University College Cork, Ireland. Chronicon publishes articles relating to all periods of history, but with a particular focus on Irish history.

Cold War International History Project (CWIHP), established in 1991 to facilitate the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and to disseminate new information and perspectives on Cold War history emerging from previously inaccessible sources.


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Updated 13 Dec 2011