The AFRO-American Almanac - The AFRO-American
Almanac is an on-line presentation of the African in America. A historical
perspective of a nation, its people, and its cultural evolution. From the beginning of the
slave trade through the Civil Rights movement, to the present.
Age of Exploration - Mariners' Museum
- site traces the history of exploration beginning with the ancient world of the Egyptians
and Phoenicians and continuing with Greece, China, Polynesia, the Arab world, Viking
explorations, their discoveries, and their ships.
America from the Great Depression to
World War II - 45,000 black and white (more coming) and 1600 color photographs from
the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information collection have been
digitized. Includes scenes of rural and small-town life, migrant labor, the effects of the
Great Depression, and mobilization for World War II.
The Bancroft Library University of
California Berkeley - The Collections of The Bancroft Library:
Bancroft Collection of Western Americana and Latin Americana, Rare Book Collection,
History of Science and Technology Collection, University Archives, the Free Speech
Movement Project, Bancroft Library Pictorial Collection, Mark Twain Papers and Project,
Regional Oral History Office.
Barker Texas History
- contains books, manuscript collections, maps, newspapers, and other materials that
document the historical development of Texas from Spanish colonization to the present day.
Among its holdings are these items relating to Anglo-American settlement, the Texas
Revolution, and the Texas Republic.
Byzantium 1200 - computer reconstructions of the
Byzantine Monuments located in Istanbul, TURKEY as of year 1200 AD.
Center for American History - The
Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin is a special collections
library, archive, and museum that facilitates research and sponsors programs on the
historical development of the United States.
Civil War Photographs Collection-Library of
Congress - contains 1,118 photographs, and include scenes of military personnel,
preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits
of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men.
Collapse: Why do Civilizations Fall?
- site explores the decline of four ancient civilizations: the Maya, the early
civilization of Mesopotamia, Chaco Canyon (the Anasazi of the Southwestern United States),
and the Mali and Songhai of western Africa. The methods used by archeologists to
understand why these particular civilizations collapsed are also presented.
Colonial Williamsburg Almanack - site
invites you to "Experience Colonial Life by exploring the trades,
politics, and other aspects of 18th Century colonial living." You can Meet the
People, See the Places, and
check out important historic events on the Dateline of events from 1750-1783.
DuSable Museum of African American History -
This Chicago museum was "established to preserve and
interpret the historical experiences and achievements of African-Americans." In
addition to information
about the museum, its exhibits, and events, the site maintains a list of recommended links
that includes other
African-American museums and selected Web sites with more information on African American
Forum Romanum - exploring an ancient
marketplace - information on the Roman Forum between 100 BC and
100 AD, its architecture, history, religion, daily life, biographies, art, ect.
GeoHistory - historical database boasts more
than 5000 articles, images, and maps that cover European
history from 2500 B.C. to the present.
Gettysburg Address, The - Includes
digitized images and transcriptions of two early drafts of perhaps the
most famous speech delivered by President Abraham Lincoln. There are additional primary
documents associated with Lincoln's visit to Gettysburg as well as the only known
photograph of him there.
Harlem Renaissance - site provides an introduction
to the African American culture of the Harlem
Renaissance movement in New York City in the 1920s. There are images, sound files, and
video clips, as well
as text on individuals, music, art, literature, and entertainment of that period.
Irish History on the Web -
useful site on Irish history contains 12 categories of links including General Irish
History, Republican History, Unionist History, Northern Ireland History, Famine Web Sites,
Resources, and Documents.
JFK and LBJ Tapes - site profiles
taped phone conversations by Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon
Johnson. Many of the recordings have introductory comments provided by C-SPAN radio.
conversations involve James Meredith's admission to the University of Mississippi, the
Crisis, and the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Johnson's taped conversations are more extensive
- over eight
hundred are available - and are searchable by keyword or topic.
The Korean History Project - a
multimedia version of a 1,400 page
manuscript on the history of Korea. There are 40 chapters, with the first 13 currently
(May 1999) completed.
They include essays, interactive maps, images, sound and video clips, and bibliographies.
There is also a
timeline from 8000 BC through September, 1953.
Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project
- digital versions of documents, images, and even music
related to Abraham Lincoln's life in Illinois from institutions throughout that state.
Users will be able to
access materials via browsing chronological and thematic sections or searching database
Making of America - 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
American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection contains
1,600 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
Medieval Technology Pages -
site provides referenced information on "technological innovation and related
subjects in western Europe during the Middle Ages." Agricultural tools, silk,
windmills, and horizontal loom
are among the subjects covered.
Mexican-American War - site explores
the political and military aspects of the Mexican American War and
is available in English and Spanish. It consists of full-text excerpts of writings from
the period, including such
primary source documents as the message from U.S. President James Polk asking Congress to
and Frederick Engels and Walt Whitman commentaries.
Mexico History Directory -
Information on the Mexican government, famous battles, constitutions,
treaties & documents, heroes, missions, and information about the people.
Roman Emperors - biographical
information on the rulers of ancient Rome. Included is a catalog with images
of Roman coins that were issued with visages of the rulers and family members.
Roosevelt, Theodore-1858-1919 - a
timeline of events in Roosevelt's life, a biography, bibliography, and
links to other resources related to this president and Rough Rider.
Rulers of the World -
listings of heads of state and heads of government for all currently existing countries, a
handful of international organizations (including the UN), and listings for current and
former governors for all
Russian History -
comprehensive index of sites relating to Russian History, including a chronology,
information on Russian dynasties, nobility, coins, laws, religion, and more.
Search Argos - search for web sites and
documents that cover the ancient world.
Ships of the Ancient Greeks -
an annotated list of a surprisingly large number of resources on the topic of
ships and shipping in ancient history. There are links to some major maritime museums in
addition to links to
underwater archaeology, ancient shipwrecks, and images of ancient Greek ships.
Sixties, The - Large collection
of links related to the popular culture of the 1960s. Covers historical events
and movements, with a concentration on such cultural aspects as Woodstock, Bob Dylan,
1960s television and film, and psychedelia.
Spy Letters of the American Revolution
- site looks at the world of espionage during the Revolutionary War.
Read the actual letters (such as one from Rachel Revere to her horse-riding hubby, Paul),
or learn about the
likes of Ann Bates, Benjamin Church, John Andre, Benedict Arnold, and others.
Washington, George-1731-1799 - Over
135,000 documents relating to George Washington have been
collected by the University of Virginia for eventual compilation in the Letterpress
Edition of the Papers of
George Washington, a series of approximately 85 volumes. This site provides excerpts from
project, selected articles about Washington, as well as an index to the names of people
identified in the
World Cultures - Comprehensive anthology of
materials for courses in world cultures. Includes "learning
modules" for civilizations from Mesopotamia to the modern period, with essays,
primary source materials,
and discussion topics.
World of the Vikings, The - guide to
Internet resources on the Vikings includes academic sites, e-mail lists,
museums, re-enactment organizations, and retail sites. There are also links to sources of
runes, sagas, ships, and mead (the beverage).
World War II Commemoration -
site provides an in-depth introduction to the Second World War. Information
is given on each of the major war theaters with key terminology and concepts explained for
Biographies of the leading political figures and statistics on war casualties are also