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American History

AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History

contains links to the full-text of more than 400 primary source documents.  The site includes documents from the late 15th Century to the present.

American Memory

“is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.”  The site is produced and maintained by the Library of Congress.

American Revolution

Presidents provides access to online copies of primary source documents such as presidential inaugural addresses, State of the Union addresses, and much more.

Documenting the American South

“is a collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century.”

Historical Maps of the United States

is maintained by the University of Texas, and provides access to wealth of online maps.

History and Politics Out Loud

is an archive of famous speeches from political figures such as Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.   In most cases the site provides the audio recording and the transcript.  Users need Real Player/RealOne Player to listen to the audio.

History Matters

offers material such as primary source documents on American history, excellent guides for analyzing primary resources, articles linking the past with current ideas and events, information on citing online resources and evaluating websites, and much more.

Making of America [Cornell]

Materials accessible here are Cornell University Library's contributions to Making of America (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. The project represents a major collaborative endeavor in preservation and electronic access to historical texts.

Making of America [Michigan]

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. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

Native American Sites

is the creation of Lisa Mitten, the social science editor for anthropology, history, and sociology for Choice Magazine.   Mitten’s site links to valuable information on subjects such as Native nations, Native organizations and urban Indian centers; tribal colleges, Native studies programs, and Indian education; languages; the mascot issue; Native media; powwows and festivals; Native music and arts; Indians in the Military; Native Businesses; and general Indian orientated homepages.

Open Vault: WGBH Media Library and Archives

Open Vault provides online access to unique and historically important content produced by public television station WGBH for individual and classroom learning. The ever-expanding site contains video excerpts, searchable transcripts, a select number of complete interviews for purchase, and resource management tools.

The Librarian's guide to the Internet, United States History

is a subject directory of websites organized and evaluated by librarians.  The site provides links to many historical periods and regions.

Using Primary Sources on the Web

is a guide to using online primary sources.  The site defines primary sources, provides links to sites that help users locate primary sources, addresses evaluating information on the Internet and discusses citing sources.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall USA website is dedicated to honoring those who died in the Vietnam War. Since it first went on line in 1996 it has evolved into something more. It is now also a place of healing for those affected by one of the most divisive wars in our nation's history.