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  • Balancing Acts: Claiming Rights in America (143 clicks)
  • People’s Choice A History of Populism (116 clicks)
  • Straight Shot: Guns In America (43 clicks)
  • The Middling Sort: Visions of the Middle Class (194 clicks)
  • “American History: Views from Abroad”(932 clicks)
    "NYU Professor of the Humanities Thomas Bender argues that the idea of American exceptionalism has hobbled the study of American history. Bender traces the study of history from the “men of letters” historians of the nineteenth century up to the present, and explains why a more worldly history curriculum would help students to better understand events throughout American history."
  • "Neither Snow Nor Rain..."(2432 clicks)
    Postal Service history.
  • 100 Years of Food(2380 clicks)
    Celebrate the 20th century with food from each decade. Cook up some history.
  • 15th Population Census of the United States - 1930(880 clicks)
    Among the standard questions asked in the 1930 Census such as name, number in household, sex, age, race, education level, occupation, it also asked what language was spoken in the home, if you owned a radio, a farm, did they work yesterday or their last actual working day. These questions are indicative of the situation the U.S. found itself in 1930, and which have proven to be valuable for people researching their ancestors.
  • 19th Century Anti-Catholic Propaganda(965 clicks)
  • 20th century Income data(1766 clicks)
    Also includes Median Family Income (1984 dollars) and federal Minimum Wage, 1938-97
  • 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies(2195 clicks)
    From the University of Birmingham, England.
  • A Hypertext on American History(3364 clicks)
    From Revoultion to modern times but actually starts earlier
  • A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, 1774-1873(2304 clicks)
    Congressional Documents and Debates
  • A Class Apart(1051 clicks)
  • A conversation with Lewis Lehrman(938 clicks)
    History Unfiltered. Humanities, July/August 2008,Volume 29, Number 4
  • A Guide to Primary Resources for U.S. History (694 clicks)
    A Guide to Primary Resources for U.S. History by the Virginia Center for Digital History and the Miller Center of Public Affairs is a website dedicated to helping secondary school teachers, particularly 11th grade history teachers in Virginia, find primary resources on the web, related to their curriculum.
  • A History of American Currency(43 clicks)
  • A History of the Supernatural(927 clicks)
  • A Shameful Tradition: The History of Nativism in America(880 clicks)
    Viva! Mercy article by Daniel Tichenor. pdf file.
  • A Sight Which Can Never Be Forgotten(1414 clicks)
    For better or worse, archaeology is opening the lid on American massacres. This article deals with the The Mountain Meadows Massacre (1857), The Sand Creek Massacre (1864), and the The Tulsa Race Riot (1921). Archeologists bring a new understanding to what happened.
  • Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields(1164 clicks)
  • Abandoned Railroads of the United States(1656 clicks)
    Thousands of miles of railroads have been abandoned in the United States, much of it in the last 30 years. All of these railroad lines have a history and a story. This web site is dedicated to the preservation of the history of each of these former railroad lines.
  • Academic Info--Terrorist Attack on the United States(2462 clicks)
    Broad range of sources related to September 11, 2001 terrrorist attack.
  • Academic Spending Versus Athletic Spending: Who Wins?(365 clicks)
  • Addicted to War (Revised)(483 clicks)
    "Addicted to War takes on the most active, powerful, and destructive military in the world. Hard-hitting, carefully documented, and heavily illustrated, it reveals why the United States has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country. Read Addicted to War to find out who benefits from these military adventures, who pays-and who dies."
  • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation(2441 clicks)
    The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is an independent Federal agency that provides a forum for influencing Federal activities, programs, and policies as they affect historic resources.
  • Aeronautical Systems Center History Office(1414 clicks)
    Site contains information about the Wright Brothers, aviation, online Air Force history books, Wright-Patterson AFB, and aviation photos
  • Aging in the Past: Demography, Society, and Old Age(1075 clicks)
    Scholarly book edited By David I. Kertzer Peter Laslett
  • Alcatraz: The Warden Johnston Years(2383 clicks)
    The famous prison
  • Alexander Graham Bell's Path to the Telephone(2045 clicks)
    "This site is an attempt to reconstruct, in fine-grained detail, the path taken by Alexander Graham Bell, with links to other inventors and ideas."
  • America and the Utopian Dream(838 clicks)
    Utopias in America, from the first Puritan settlements to the communes of the 1960s, share the goal of removal from the heart of civilization to the wilderness in order to establish a new social order. Communities with European roots embraced the equalizing demands and freedoms of the New World’s open frontier, even as the new country claimed the pursuit of happiness as an inalienable right. Though their inspirations varied—theocracy, millenialism, socialism, theosophism, behaviorism—they all reflected the American dream of a better world, now.
  • America As It Was(1362 clicks)
    Vintage Postcards
  • America at Work, America at Leisure(1414 clicks)
    Documents films from 1894-1915
  • America Becomes Urban: The Development of U.S. Cities and Towns, 1780-1980(1745 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Eric H. Monkkonen
  • America on the Move(279 clicks)
    See how we got here. Transportation transformed America. Choose from these three interconnected routes to explore how transportation shaped our lives, landscapes, culture, and communities.
  • America Terra Cotta(1315 clicks)
    History of American Terra Cotta Associatiom, 1881-1966
  • America Votes: Presidential Campaign Memorabilia(1549 clicks)
    "Winners share the limelight with the defeated in this exhibit of U.S. presidential campaign memorabilia drawn primarily from the holdings of the Duke University Special Collections Library. The exhibit illustrates the nation's presidential elections in letters, sheet music, leaflets, buttons, and bumper stickers."
  • America's First Look at the Camera(656 clicks)
    Library of Congress.The Library's daguerreotype collection consists of more than 725 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864. Portrait daguerreotypes produced by the Mathew Brady studio make up the major portion of the collection. The collection also includes early architectural views by John Plumbe, several Philadelphia street scenes, early portraits by pioneering daguerreotypist Robert Cornelius, studio portraits by black photographers James P. Ball and Francis Grice, and copies of painted portraits.
  • America's Historical Documents(1674 clicks)
  • America's Library(1092 clicks)
  • America's Shrine to Music Museum(1621 clicks)
    "Founded in 1973 as an academic support unit of The University of South Dakota, America's Shrine to Music Museum & Center for Study of the History of Musical Instruments is one of the great institutions of its kind in the world. Its renowned collections, which include more than 10,000 American, European, and non-Western instruments from virtually all cultures and historical periods, are among the most comprehensive anywhere."
  • America's Story(1936 clicks)
    Geared towards children.
  • America, Inc.: A History of Corporations (306 clicks)
  • American 1950's(1814 clicks)
    The Literature & Culture of the American 1950s
  • American as Pumpkin Pie: A History of Thanksgiving(390 clicks)
  • American Brewery History(1914 clicks)
  • American Catholic History(1725 clicks)
  • American Comedy Archives(1273 clicks)
    "The American Comedy Archives was established at Emerson College in 2005 to acquire, preserve and make available primary source material that documents the professional activities of the ground breaking individuals who have written, produced or performed comedy for radio, television, motion pictures or live performance."
  • American Economic History(667 clicks)
    University of California instructor J. Bradford Delong
  • American Environmental and Cultural History - Fall 2006.(713 clicks)
    History of the American environment and the ways in which different cultural groups have perceived, used, managed, and conserved it from colonial times to the present. Cultures include American Indians and European and African Americans. Natural resources development includes gathering-hunting-fishing; farming, mining, ranching, forestry, and urbanization. ...
  • American Exodus: A History of Emigration(1437 clicks)
  • American Exodus: A History of Emigration(399 clicks)
  • American Exodus: A History of Emigration(504 clicks)
  • American Folk Life(1240 clicks)
  • American Folklore(1584 clicks)
  • American Front Porch, The Evolution of the(1447 clicks)
  • American History 102(643 clicks)
    Stanley K. Schultz, Professor of History
  • American History Through the Eyes of Radio(640 clicks)
    "Through the magic of radio this unique collection of shows captures American History like no other medium can. From dramatizations of events prior to the formation of the United States and our fight for freedom from England through manifest destiny and our push to the Pacific Ocean. From live radio broadcasts of a date which will live in infamy to the resignation of a defeated and humiliated President and so much more. These shows will offer hours of entertainment bringing our early history alive and remind of us what it was like to be glued to our radios before we were glued to 24 hour news channels and instant access internet connections."
  • American Humor(1208 clicks)
    A Study of the National Character. Constance Rourke
  • American Immigration Home Page(1659 clicks)
    Deal with post-1607 immigration to the United States.
  • American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works(1435 clicks)
    "The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is the national membership organization of conservation professionals dedicated to preserving the art and historic artifacts of our cultural heritage for future generations."
  • American Jewish Historical Society(1381 clicks)
    "The mission of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) is to foster awareness and appreciation of the American Jewish past and to serve as a national scholarly resource for research through the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials relating to American Jewish history."
  • American Journeys(1375 clicks)
    "The American Journeys digital collection at offers access to 18,000 pages of primary sources on early American exploration. It gives free Web access to eyewitness accounts from every well-known expedition, including the 1492 log of Columbus, the complete journals of Lewis and Clark, hundreds of maps and engravings, manuscripts by Thomas Jefferson and Daniel Boone, and much more."
  • American Journeys(1274 clicks)
    Not entirely the US. "American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later."
  • American Journeys: Columbus to Kerouac(1221 clicks)
  • American Labor Unions(1462 clicks)
    By Helen Marot. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1914
  • American Life Histories, 1936-40(1144 clicks)
    These life histories were written by the staff of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940. The Library of Congress collection includes 2,900 documents representing the work of over 300 writers from 24 states.
  • American Local History Network(1504 clicks)
    A central point of entry for independent web sites; committed to putting free, accessible historical and genealogical data on line.
  • American Local History Network(1447 clicks)
    A central point of entry into independent, genealogical and historical web sites.
  • American Mafia(938 clicks)
    An offer you can't refuse
  • American Masters(891 clicks)
  • American Memory Collection(1442 clicks)
    Library of Congress
  • American Memory Collection from the Library of Congress(1430 clicks)
    American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 5 million items from more than 90 historical collections.
  • American Memory Collections: Original Format: Sound Recordings(1656 clicks)
    A wide variety of recordings from different sources.
  • American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920(1387 clicks)
    American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920 comprises 253 published narratives by Americans and foreign visitors recounting their travels in the colonies and the United States and their observations and opinions about American peoples, places, and society from about 1750 to 1920. Also included is the thirty-two-volume set of manuscript sources entitled Early Western Travels, 1748-1846, published between 1904 and 1907 after diligent compilation by the distinguished historian and secretary of the Wisconsin Historical Society Reuben Gold Thwaites.
  • American Originals from the National Archives(1565 clicks)
    American Originals presents a selection of some of the most significant and compelling documents from the National Archives holdings.
  • American Political Cartoons(1618 clicks)
    "This site focuses on the American political cartoon— its rise to fame, the ethics of cartooning, and the elements that make it effective. The site also provides discussion of the composite portraits of women and ethnic groups that cartoons have provided the American public. Finally, the site will provide a brief bibliography of American political cartooning and an annotated list of related links."
  • American Radio History(1230 clicks)
    The First Hundred Years
  • American Radio Works(620 clicks)
    AMERICAN RADIOWORKS® is the highly esteemed national documentary unit of American Public Media. ARW creates documentaries, series projects, podcasts and online content for the public radio system and the Internet. The unit is based at St. Paul, Minnesota with a staff journalist in Washington D.C.
  • American Slave Narratives(1687 clicks)
    Collected by the Works Progress Administration
  • American Studies Crossroads Project(1743 clicks)
  • American Time Capsule(1318 clicks)
    In total, the collection comprises 28,000 primary-source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history.
  • American Treasures:Special Presentations of the Library of Congress(1412 clicks)
    Enduring Outrage: Editorial Cartoons by HERBLOCK; Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words; Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words; and others.
  • American Variety Stage(1295 clicks)
    "The American Variety Stage is a multimedia anthology selected from various Library of Congress holdings. This collection illustrates the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Included are 334 English- and Yiddish-language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, 61 motion pictures, 10 sound recordings and 143 photographs and 29 memorabilia items documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini."
  • Americans who contributed to the development of journalism(1400 clicks)
    Ben Franklin to Horace Greely
  • Amusing America(1301 clicks)
    Amusing America is the premiere exhibition of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, co-sponsored by the San Francisco Public Library with support from the California State Library.
  • Anarchist Archives(1359 clicks)
    the goal of this site is to provide collected works of the major anarchists and an online history of anarchists and anarchist movements worldwide, including a graphics archive.
  • Ancestors in the Americas(944 clicks)
    Asian Americans
  • Andrew Delbanco, The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope(1136 clicks)
  • Ansel Adams Photographs(1202 clicks)
    "The holdings of the National Archives Still Picture Branch include 226 photographs taken for this project, most of them signed and captioned by Adams. They were taken at the Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Kings Canyon, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Carlsbad Caverns, Glacier, and Zion National Parks; Death Valley, Saguaro, and Canyon de Chelly National Monuments. Other pictures were taken at Boulder Dam, CO; Acoma Pueblo, NM; San Idelfonso, NM; Taos Pueblo, NM; Tuba City, AZ; Walpi, AZ; and Owens Valley, CA. Many of the latter locations show Navajo and Pueblo Indians, their homes and activities."
  • AP US History Reader(439 clicks)
  • AP US History Reader(391 clicks)
  • Appalachia(1722 clicks)
  • Archives of American Art Oral History Interviews(1398 clicks)
    The Smithsonian provides transcripts of numerous interviews.
  • Army Clothing History(1590 clicks)
    With photographs
  • Articles on US History(1614 clicks)
  • Asian-American Voices(1509 clicks)
  • Association for Cultural Equity(218 clicks)
    The Association for Cultural Equity (ACE) was founded by Alan Lomax to explore and preserve the world's expressive traditions with humanistic commitment and scientific engagement. ACE was registered as a charitable organization in the State of New York in 1983, and is housed at New York City's Hunter College.
  • Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States(318 clicks)
  • Authentic History Center(1439 clicks)
    The Authentic History Center is comprised of images of artifacts, sounds, and written letters and diaries. We believe that these items reflect the history and societal values of the time period in which they were produced.
  • BackStory with the American History Guys(1473 clicks)
    Historical background of today's events.
  • Backstory With the American History Guys(920 clicks)
  • Balancing Acts(118 clicks)
    Claiming Rights in America
  • Battle Lines: Letter's From America's Wars(1158 clicks)
    From the Gilderlehrman Institute
  • Battle Lines: Letters from America's Wars(1079 clicks)
    Battle Lines: Letters from America's Wars, an online exhibition created by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the Legacy Project, features correspondence from over 200 years of American conflicts, ranging from the Revolution to the war in Iraq. The letters explore such topics as leaving home, life in the military, and the concerns of those left behind. Although technology and circumstances have changed over time, the themes expressed in these letters have remained contant throughout history, reappearing whenever men and women have gone to war.
  • Beach Bodies: A History of the American Physique (533 clicks)
  • Beach Bodies: A History of the American Physique(360 clicks)
  • Benjamin Franklin(1535 clicks)
  • Beyond Numbers: A History of the U.S. Census (1022 clicks)
    Have Your Answers Ready, 1917 (Library of Congress)To mark the culmination of Census 2010, BackStory takes on the fascinating story of how Americans have counted themselves throughout our nation’s history. As it turns out, the idea of doling out power based on the actual number of people in a region was an American innovation. The History Guys explain what was so revolutionary about the concept in 1787, and explore how assumptions about who counts as an American have shifted over time. They also look at the reasons the “undercount” became such an important issue in the 20th century, and consider the ways Americans’ suspicion of government has posed a challenge to the work of the Census Bureau. Over the course of the hour, they are joined by a scholar, former Census workers, and listeners interested in exploring the invisible backbone of American democracy: the U.S. Census.
  • Bicycle Accessories(707 clicks)
    1900 catalog
  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress(591 clicks)
  • Biography of America(1128 clicks)
    A Biography of America is a telecourse and video series that presents American history as a living narrative. This series web site lets you delve further into the topics of the 26 video programs.
  • Black Gold: An American History of Oil(262 clicks)
  • BRB Free Resource Center(1275 clicks)
    "BRB's Free Resource Center is the most comprehensive directory of free public record sites, reference material, and public record vendors available."
  • Bridge for Sale: Deception in America (446 clicks)
  • Building the Nation(632 clicks)
    Building the nation events in the history of the United States, from the Revolution to the beginning of the war between the states by Charles Carleton Coffin ; illustrated Published 1883 by Harper & Brothers in New York .
  • Built in America(1551 clicks)
    "The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) are among the largest and most heavily used collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress." 1933-present.
  • C. Ellis Stevens, Sources of the Constitution of the United States(1586 clicks)
    Considered in Relation to Colonial and English History by C. ELLIS STEVENS, LL.D., D.C.L. F.S.A. (EDINBURGH) SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED New York MACMILLAN AND CO. AND LONDON 1894
  • Carriages, sleighs, harness(582 clicks)
    Published 1890 by The Company in Worcester, Mass . Written in English
  • Center for Strategic Education--September 11 (Johns Hopkins University)(1806 clicks)
  • Century Book of Famous Americans(600 clicks)
  • Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2011(522 clicks)
  • Cheers and Jeers: Alcohol in America(425 clicks)
  • Children in Urban America(1424 clicks)
    "The Children in Urban America Project ... shows the many ways children experienced city life during the last century and a half. Designed for use by teachers, students, historians, and general users, the site features hundreds of documents and images about children in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, drawn from newspapers, government and other official records, oral histories and memoirs, and many other sources. "
  • Circus Posters--Princeton Library(1426 clicks)
  • City Sites(1389 clicks)
    City Sites is an inter- and multi-disciplinary study of the iconography, spatial forms and visual and literary cultures of New York and Chicago in the period 1870s to 1930s.
  • City Upon A Hill(726 clicks)
    In this episode, the History Guys will look at the changing meanings of Exceptionalism. From the Puritan notion of a “city upon a hill” to the 19th century concept of manifest destiny, from Woodrow Wilson’s vision of the U.S. as a worldwide model to Ronald Reagan’s rejuvenation of the Puritans, why have Americans seen themselves as different? Is there something to the idea, do you think, or is it simply a dressed-up version of patriotism?
  • Ciy on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism(45 clicks)
  • Climate Control: A History of Heating and Cooling(706 clicks)
  • Coca-Cola Company : Television Commercials(1378 clicks)
    "Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements: Highlights from the Motion Picture Archives at the Library of Congress presents a variety of television advertisements, never-broadcast outtakes, and experimental footage reflecting the historical development of television advertising for a major commercial product. The online collection includes five excerpts from stop-motion advertising developed for Coca-Cola between 1954 and 1956 by the D'Arcy agency and makes public for the first time eighteen excerpts from the Experimental TV Color Project of 1964, which determined the best lighting for the cans, bottles, and performers in television advertisements. Featured advertisements include the 1971 "Hilltop" commercial with an international group of young people on an Italian hilltop singing "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke"; the "Mean Joe Greene" commercial from 1979; the first "Polar Bear" commercial from 1993; the "Snowflake" commercial from 1999; and "First Experience," an international commercial filmed in Morocco in 1999."
  • Committed: Marriage in America(368 clicks)
  • Common Place(1456 clicks)
    The Interactive Journal of Early America Life. Bridges the gap between the general public and academics.
  • Comparative US Postage Rates, 1863-2001(1472 clicks)
    Postage rates also serve as indicators of inflation.
  • Coney Island - Dreamland(1661 clicks)
  • Conservation Online(1344 clicks)
    "CoOL, a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials."
  • Constitution Facts(861 clicks)
    Welcome to where you'll see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence - and much more! You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the United States Constitution in the two centuries since its creation.
  • Constitution Facts(782 clicks)
    Welcome to where you'll see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence - and much more! You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the United States Constitution in the two centuries since its creation.
  • Constitution Facts(737 clicks)
    Welcome to where you'll see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence - and much more! You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the United States Constitution in the two centuries since its creation.
  • Contagion: Responding to Infectious Disease(364 clicks)
  • Core Documents of US Democracy(1430 clicks)
    "To provide American citizens direct online access to the basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society, a core group of current and historical Government publications is being made available for free, permanent, public access via the GPO Access service."
  • Core Historical Literature of Agriculture(842 clicks)
    "The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) is a core electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. Full-text materials cover agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science,forestry, human nutrition, rural sociology, and soil science. Scholars have selected the titles in this collection for their historical importance. Their evaluations and 4,500 core titles are detailed in the seven volume series The Literature of the Agricultural Sciences, Wallace C. Olsen, series editor."
  • Cost of Living Calculator(1210 clicks)
    American Institute of Economic Research
  • Country Music Scholar: Bill Malone(1115 clicks)
    Interviewed by interviewed by Southern Spaces editorial board member Charles Reagan Wilson at the University of Mississippi in October 2005. Malone offers a brief perspective on the beginnings of his career and discusses themes in his work.
  • Country Music, Roughstock's History of(1336 clicks)
  • Criminal Libel and the Duty of Juries(1484 clicks)
    Essays by Joseph Towers and Francis Maseres. "AN ENQUIRY Into the QUESTION, Whether JURIES are, or are not, JUDGES OF LAW, As well as of FACT, &c."
  • Critical Infrastructure Project(708 clicks)
    A major focus of the CIP Oral History Project is an ongoing interview program centered on the evolution of critical infrastructure protection—or CIP—during the 1980s and 1990s, up to the formation of the Department of Homeland Security in November 2002. Many of our interviewees are federal policymakers who have helped to shape and guide the CIP debate at the highest levels of government. You’ll find summaries of their interview transcripts in the Archive. The full transcripts are available in George Mason University’s Special Collections at Fenwick Library.
  • Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Pilot Project(1123 clicks)
    Cylinder recordings, the first commercially produced sound recordings, are a snapshot of musical and popular culture in the decades around the turn of the 20th century. They have long held the fascination of collectors and have presented challenges for playback and preservation by archives and collectors alike.
  • Days of Infamy: December 7 and September 11(1157 clicks)
    Within the living memory of Americans are two deadly surprise attacks against the United States: Japan's assault on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Both times, the Library of Congress sent people out to record the voices of ordinary Americans as they reacted to a changed world.
  • Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together(1373 clicks)
    Organized by the International Center of Photography, New York, Dear Friends is the first exhibition to explore the role of photography in commemorating affection between men in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • Declaration of Independence(2071 clicks)
  • Digital Archive of American Architecture(1241 clicks)
  • Digital History(1535 clicks)
  • Digital History(1117 clicks)
    Online textbook
  • Digital Library of Appalachia(1159 clicks)
  • Digital National Security Archive(1134 clicks)
    The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive collection of primary documents available. The database includes more than 58,000 of the most important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. There are 26 complete collections, each offering specialized insights. Integrated, they allow you to explore policy across several different areas at once. New collections are published annually by ProQuest and the National Security Archive.
  • Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls(1404 clicks)
    Stanford's Dime Novel and Story Paper Collection consists of over 8,000 individual items, and includes long runs of the major dime novel series (Frank Leslie's Boys of America, Happy Days, Beadle's New York Dime Library, etc.) and equally strong holdings of story papers like the New York Ledger and Saturday Night.
  • Divorce Rates(855 clicks)
  • Do you Speak American?(934 clicks)
  • Dr. Bronson and Friends: A History of the City of St. Augustine(892 clicks)
  • Early and Often: Voting in America(902 clicks)
  • Early and Often: Voting in America(41 clicks)
  • Economic History Services(1390 clicks)
    Economic history
  • Economic Policy Through the Lens of History(835 clicks)
    by Roger E. A. Farmer
  • Electronic Records Division, National Archives(1484 clicks)
    The Center for Electronic Records provides access to records of the United States Federal Government that have been accessioned into the National Archives in an electronic format.
  • Ellis Island(1555 clicks)
  • Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920(1260 clicks)
    The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920 (EAA) presents over 9,000 images, with database information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States.
  • Encyclopedia of Cajun Culture(1063 clicks)
  • Ethnic America(1351 clicks)
    Digital History presents a small amount of material from a very few number of ethnic groups in the United States.
  • Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project(1313 clicks)
    Accompanies the print book Volices of War. From the Library of Congress
  • Fair Wages: A History of Getting Paid(287 clicks)
  • Fake Money, Real Problems(261 clicks)
  • Family Camping--48 States(625 clicks)
    Would you like to try our new video player ? (beta!) During five summers from 1957 to 1961, the five-member Barstow family of Wethersfield, Connecticut, set out to visit all 48 of the then United States of America on a series of month-long camping trips. Part I includes seeing famous sites from "America's History" in 24 Eastern, Northern, and Southern states. (58 Minutes)
  • Famous Trials(1415 clicks)
    by Doug Linder. Mostly US. Still in progress.
  • Famous: A brief history of celebrity(1637 clicks)
    by Rachel Quimby
  • Farming and Farms(1297 clicks)
    General essays
  • Fear Tactics A History of Domestic Terrorism (480 clicks)
  • Federal Government Finances and Employment(707 clicks)
    Through 2008
  • Fight for Your (Riparian) Rights(221 clicks)
  • Fighting Traffic: U.S. Transportation Policy and Urban Congestion, 1955-1970(1488 clicks)
    Essay by Peter Norton
  • Florida: Great Depression and New Deal(363 clicks)
  • Footnote(1084 clicks)
    Search inside documents. Some free searches.
  • Form and Function of the Supreme Court, The(932 clicks)
    by Charles Anthony Smith, JD, PhD. Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California - Irvine
  • Four More Years: Presidential Inaugurations(438 clicks)
  • Frank Eldredge Civil War Diary(1065 clicks)
    Frank Eldredge enlisted in the 7th Regiment, O.V.I. on April 25, 1861 for a 60 day term, and reenlisted for three years thereafter. He remained with his unit until March 24, 1864, when he was honorably discharged. His regiment fought many battles in Virginia, and Eldredge was wounded at the Battle of Port Republic and again at Chancellorsville. He also fought at Antietam, Gettysburg, and Lookout Mountain, Tn.
  • Freedom of Information Act Reading Room(1577 clicks)
    From the FBI
  • Germans in America(1491 clicks)
    "The Germans in America" is part of the pilot phase of a larger project to create, in cooperation with partners in Europe and the United States, a Transatlantic Digital Library dealing with themes of common European-American interest and significance.
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History(1271 clicks)
    The Institute’s mission is to promote the study and love of American history, and we provide an array of resources for students, teachers, scholars and the general public.
  • Go to Google Books Home Advanced Book Search Public vows: a history of marriage and the nation(662 clicks)
    By Nancy F. Cott
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  • Grand Old Parties: A History of Partisanship (932 clicks)
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  • Great American Speeches(1403 clicks)
    Political oratory. 80 years of it.
  • Great Awakening & Revivalism in America(1433 clicks)
  • Green Acres: A History of Farmers in America(103 clicks)
  • Green Acres: A History of Farming in America(363 clicks)
  • Guide to Sources for the History of Slavery in the University of Chicago Library(2148 clicks)
    "The purpose of this Guide is to assist scholars in locating source materials in the University of Chicago Library for the history of slavery in the Atlantic world, and its aftermath. The literature of slavery is extensive and widely scattered. This Guide attempts to identify the most useful bibliographies, catalogs, guides, and indexing and abstracting tools with the assistance of which the inquirer may start to make his or her way into this large literature."
  • H-Appalachia(1446 clicks)
    "Appalachia is devoted to the discussion of issues relating to the life and culture, both past and present, of the Appalachian region of the United States."
  • H-Ethnic(1539 clicks)
    "H-Ethnic encourages scholarly discussion of ethnic history; immigration and emigration studies and makes available diverse bibliographical, research and teaching aids."
  • H-ItAm(1759 clicks)
    "H-ItAm provides an interactive network/forum for scholars and activists relating to the Italian American Experience, and more generally, the ethnic culture of the Italian diaspora worldwide. Membership is free and open to scholars and teachers in all disciplines, to journalists and researchers. Undergraduates may join if they have a letter of recommendation from their professor. H-ItAm is involved in promoting the study, appreciation, and advancement of Italian American culture at all levels. The language of the newsgroup is mainly English, but messages, notices, and other postings in translated and untranslated Italian will appear from time to time."
  • H-POL(1441 clicks)
    H-POL encourages scholarly discussion of American [sic] political history.
  • Hamburger History(2099 clicks)
  • Hanukkah history, Hanukkah myths (972 clicks)
    Rabbi Laura Baum discusses the origins of the Hanukkah story, and how the holiday changed when it arrived in America.
  • Happy Holidays: "Hanukkah History, Hanukkah Myths" (317 clicks)
  • Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vols. 1-98 (1850 - 1899)(1465 clicks)
    An important 19th century magazine and a good historical source.
  • Haze Gray & Underway Naval History(1554 clicks)
  • Hear It Now, 1950(742 clicks)
    Radio episodes
  • Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village(1377 clicks)
  • Henry Steele Commager(673 clicks)
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    Political cartoons from the Crash to the Millenium
  • Hispanics in the United States(342 clicks)
  • Historic American Sheet Music Project(1427 clicks)
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  • Historic Court Cases(1318 clicks)
    The Stennis Institue of Mississippi State University serves up important federal court cases.
  • Historic Documents(1034 clicks)
    Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History provides online documents
  • Historic Preservation(880 clicks)
    "the online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada."
  • Historic Route 66(1353 clicks)
  • Historic Speeches(1382 clicks)
    Speeches, mostly US, by presidents and other ploitical leaders.
  • Historic Texts(1405 clicks)
    Mostly US but some others. Valuable set of links.
  • Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-born Population of the United States: 1850-1990(1107 clicks)
    Campbell J. Gibson and Emily Lennon Population Division U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233-8800, February 1999. POPULATION DIVISION WORKING PAPER NO. 29
  • Historical Marker Database(2420 clicks)
    ational and global events all happened somewhere, and historical markers mark the place where Frontiersman, Soldier, Writer, Astronaut many occurred. But the richness of history is in its local details, details that can be insignificant on the global stage: the home of individual who made a difference, a natural feature, building, byway, or something interesting that happened nearby. History is not just about the high and mighty.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States(724 clicks)
  • Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970(1328 clicks)
    in pdf format
  • Historical United States Census Browser(1361 clicks)
    "The data presented here describe the people and the economy of the US for each state and county from 1790 to 1960."
  • Historical Voices(1433 clicks)
    "Historical Voices ... is part of the Digital Library Initiative II funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Historical Voices is one of the first fully functional, multi-media, interoperable digital libraries available online. The primary goals of each of these projects will be the development of a rich set of both online exhibits and educational curricula, utilizing audio files as a key component of these resources."
  • History and Culture of the Lower Mississippi Delta(1271 clicks)
    Much of what is profoundly American what people love about America has come from the Delta.
  • History and Politics Out Loud(648 clicks)
    HPOL is a collection of invaluable audio materials some available for the first time on this website capturing significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century. The materials range from formal addresses delivered in public settings to private telephone conversations conducted from the innermost recesses of the White House. Our aim is to provide an accessible source of audio information to enliven instruction and scholarship in history and politics and to enable easy access for all persons to the rich audio archives of American history and politics.
  • History in Song(1394 clicks)
    Mostly song lyrics
  • History in Song(1109 clicks)
  • History Matters(424 clicks)
    Designed for high school and college teachers and students, History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history.
  • History Now(1286 clicks)
    Historians' opinions of current events
  • History of Alcohol Prohibition(2263 clicks)
  • History of Credit and Debt(782 clicks)
  • History of Health Care (1082 clicks)
    On this episode, the History Guys explore the origins of the health care debate, and try to explain how we wound up with a system so different from the European model. They hear from Jacob Hacker, author of the “public option” plan, about why lobbyists hold so much sway over health policy, and travel back to 1611 to visit colonial America’s first hospital. They also hear the story of how inoculation first came to the New World.
  • History of Recorded Sound(1115 clicks)
  • History of South Carolina in the revolution, 1780-1783(318 clicks)
  • History of the United States(1180 clicks)
    Charles and Mary Beard text, 1921
  • History of the United States-Howard Zinn(980 clicks)
  • History of the US Postal Service, 1775-1993(1345 clicks)
    History of the evolution of the Postal Service.
  • History's Closet: Everything from Aprons to Zippers(1221 clicks)
    Emily P. Reynolds Historic Costume Collection
  • HistoryWired: A few of our favorite things(1370 clicks)
    "Is an experimental program through which you can take a virtual tour of selected objects from the vast collections of the National Museum of American History. Here you'll have an opportunity to look at hundreds of museum artifacts, most of which are not currently on exhibit."
  • Honky Tonks, Hymns and the Blues(1236 clicks)
    Each Friday from 07/4/03 to 09/12/03, Honky Tonks, Hymns and the Blues invoked American musical traditions on NPR's Morning Edition.
  • House History(1239 clicks)
    House of Representatives History Oggice
  • How America Spends Money: 100 Years in the Life of the Family Budget(195 clicks)
  • How We Got the Fedrsal Domains(729 clicks)
    pdf file
  • Huguenot Historical Society(1396 clicks)
    Based in New Paltz, New York. the Society has a museum.
  • I Hear America Singing(1271 clicks)
    Library of Congress site
  • Image Archive on the American Eugenics Movement(1501 clicks)
    We now invite you to experience the unfiltered story of American eugenics – primarily through materials from the Eugenics Record Office at Cold Spring Harbor, which was the center of American eugenics research from 1910-1940.
  • Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930(689 clicks)
    Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930, is a web-based collection of selected historical materials from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the US from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression.
  • Immigratuion Facts(648 clicks)
    Immigration-related data are available for the country, for each of the states and the District of Columbia, for large metropolitan statistical areas, for large counties and for large cities.
  • In the Beginning: Evolution & Creation in America (740 clicks)
    On this episode of BackStory, the History Guys explore the ways Americans have attempted to grapple with the biggest question of them all: “Where did we come from?” Together, they trace the ups and downs in the relationship between science and religion. Are there times when the two have not been at odds? How did the Founders conceive of “creation,” and why did the idea of extinction pose such a challenge to their worldview? How were Darwin’s ideas received in the U.S., and why did it take six decades before public school systems started challenging the teaching of his theories? What lessons does history offer those interested charting a peaceful relationship between science and religion in the future?
  • Influenza 1918(1119 clicks)
  • Irish-American Solidarity(737 clicks)
  • IRS historical fact book : a chronology, 1646-1992(878 clicks)
  • Islam & the United States(261 clicks)
  • Island Hopping(140 clicks)
    For those of us who live on the mainland, islands are something we often tend to think about as destinations. As places to visit, perhaps, to take a break from our ordinary lives. And then to leave again. They’re places on the periphery -- and that’s borne out not only in the way we draw our maps, but also in the way we write our history.

    On this episode, we make the peripheral central. From the Caribbean to the Great Lakes to the San Francisco Bay, it's an hour all about islands in American history.

  • Italian American History(1572 clicks)
    From the Order of the Sons of Italy
  • Ivory Project, 1838-1998(1242 clicks)
    Ivory Soap Advertising Collection
  • Japanese in Hawaii(232 clicks)
  • Jewish American History on the Web(1470 clicks)
    This site is dedicated to 19th Century Jewish-American history, poetry and fiction, polemics and philosophy.
  • Jewish-American Hall of Fame.(1284 clicks)
  • Jim Crow Museum of Racist America(1487 clicks)
    From Ferris State University
  • Jimmie Rodgers, Father of Country Music(646 clicks)
  • Justice(769 clicks)
    Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history. Nearly one thousand students pack Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre to hear Professor Sandel talk about justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship. Now it’s your turn to take the same journey in moral reflection that has captivated more than 14,000 students, as Harvard opens its classroom to the world.
  • Kalamazoo Living History Show - We Bring History Alive!(1573 clicks)
    Largest juried show in the Midwest devoted to pre-1890 original or reproduction living history supplies, accouterments and related crafts. More than 10,000 historical re-enactors from pre-Revolutionary through the Civil War, history buffs, collectors, and the general public from 18 states and Canada come together for a festive weekend to buy, sell and trade.
  • Kathy L. Peiss, "American Women and the Making of Modern Consumer Culture"(1475 clicks)
    "The following lecture by Peiss (on audio file) was delivered at the University at Albany, State University of New York, on March 26, 1998. The text of her lecture, with additional notes, is also available."
  • Keeping Tabs: Data & Surveillance in America(393 clicks)
  • Keeping Tabs: Data & Surveillance in America(127 clicks)
  • Key Ingredients: America By Food(1109 clicks)
    500 years of american food Snapshots into how Americans grow, prepare and serve food
  • Labor Arts(1423 clicks)
    "LABOR ARTS is a virtual museum; we gather, identify and display images of the cultural artifacts of working people and their organizations. Our mission is to present powerful images that help us understand the past and present lives of working people. AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney has urged all international unions to cooperate in locating for display on Labor Arts "the treasure trove of cultural objects that have moved workers into action from the very inception of our movement." "
  • Lake Champlain and Lake George Historical Site(1580 clicks)
    "From 1609 through 1814, Lake Champlain and Lake George, together with the great rivers they flowed into, were the scene of contests and conflicts the likes of which have seldom been seen in civilized lands."
  • Le Tumulte Noir(1225 clicks)
    Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio
  • Legislative Information on the Internet(1292 clicks)
    Official site. Thomas.
  • Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web(650 clicks)
    This[Smithsonian] site features links to online exhibitions that have been created by libraries, archives, and historical societies, as well as to museum online exhibitions with a significant focus on library and archival materials. The scope is international and multi-lingual.
  • Lift Every Voice: Music in American Life(1039 clicks)
  • Links to the Past(1427 clicks)
    National Park Service site
  • Little Feet: Children Starting Over in America (229 clicks)
    Published: October 3, 2014 Stories about the surge in unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border filled news pages this summer. It’s often been referred to as an immigration “crisis.” But American history is replete with stories of children leaving their families to start new lives in America. On this week’s episode, BackStory delves into some of these, including first-hand accounts of European children sent to America during World War Two, and of New York orphans who were put on trains out West a generation earlier. And the American History Guys consider the complexities of “humanitarian” efforts to save children from communism during the Cold War, as well as from their own Native American culture.
  • Long Distance (1941)(299 clicks)
  • Looking back : an autobiography (1917)(372 clicks)
    by Merrick Abner Richardson.
  • LOUISiana Digital Library(1320 clicks)
    Rich resource
  • Love Me Did: A History of Courtship(790 clicks)
    Considering the stereotypes about Puritan New England, you might be surprised to learn that sweethearts in the 18th century were not only allowed to sleep together before marriage – they were encouraged to! The catch? They had to do it within the parents’ home. It was known as “bundling,” and although sex was theoretically not involved, the practice coincided with a huge increase in premarital pregnancy. By the end of the century, 1/3 of all brides were pregnant by the time they reached the altar. In this episode, the History Guys explore three centuries of pre-marital intimacy. Did economic considerations used to play a greater role in coupling? In what ways have dating practices challenged class & racial boundaries? Has the idea of “romance” itself morphed over time?
  • Lyrical Legacy: 400 Years of American Song and Poetry(1355 clicks)
  • Making of Modern America Journal Collection(1510 clicks)
    Cornell University has a number of journals online. Some are partial runs; other quite extensive. This is a very valuable resource.
  • Mapping the Slave Trade(371 clicks)
  • Marriage History(1690 clicks)
  • Max Hunter Folk Song Collection(1284 clicks)
    The Max Hunter Collection is an archive of almost 1600 Ozark Mountain folk songs, recorded between 1956 and 1976.
  • Measuring Fiscal Disparities across the U.S. States(597 clicks)
    A Representative Revenue System/ Representative Expenditure System Approach Fiscal Year 2002
  • Measuring Worth(833 clicks)
    urchasing Power of Money in the United States from 1774 to 2008 Initial Year*: Initial Amount: $ Desired Year*: * Select Initial and Desired Years within 1774 and 2008 period. Enter data as a number without a $ sign or commas. The measure used in this calculator is the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Other comparison series might be preferable, depending on the context of the question.
  • Memories Left Behind(1416 clicks)
    Gordon Parks, photographer.
  • Michigan History of History(726 clicks)
  • Migration to North America(849 clicks)
  • Mormon History Resource Page(1770 clicks)
    History of the church.
  • Multimedia (313 clicks)
  • My History Can Beat Up Your Politics(485 clicks)
  • My History is America's History(1449 clicks)
    A National Endowment for the Humanities site which focus on writing or finding you personal history--if you are a US citizen.
  • Nash & Jeffrey, The American People(1372 clicks)
    Site supports the textbook. Useful.
  • National Agricultural Library(1416 clicks)
    A guide to the Special Collections.
  • National Archives of the United States(1468 clicks)
    The chief repository for historical materials
  • National Archives Teaching Documents(442 clicks)
  • National Center for Preservation Technology and Training(1339 clicks)
    National Park Service. " NCPTT promotes and enhances the preservation and conservation of prehistoric and historic resources in the United States for present and future generations through the advancement and dissemination of preservation technology and training."
  • National debt by U.S. presidential terms(880 clicks)
  • National Debt, 1800-1925(1293 clicks)
    Includes per capita debt
  • National Debt, The History of(927 clicks)
  • National First Ladies Library(1492 clicks)
    Concerned with the wives of US presidents.
  • National History Standards(1518 clicks)
    Read them and try to figure out why they were controversial
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame(1432 clicks)
    Short biographies of inventors.
  • National Portrait Gallery(1890 clicks)
    Virtual exhibition
  • National Postal Museum(1281 clicks)
    The National Postal Museum, a Smithsonian Institution museum, is located in the old Post Office building next to Union Station in Washington, D.C. The Museum was created by an agreement between the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Postal Service in 1990 and opened to the public in 1993.
  • National Preservation Institute(1521 clicks)
    The National Preservation Institute (NPI) is a nonprofit organization offering specialized information, continuing education, and professional training for the management, development, and preservation of historic, cultural, and environmental resources.
  • National Trust for Historical Preservation(1553 clicks)
    Ever since it was founded in 1949, the National Trust has shown how preservation can play an important role in strengthening a sense of community and improving the quality of life.
  • New & Improved: Advertising in America(151 clicks)
  • New York Central Museum(781 clicks)
    The National museum in Elkhart, Indiana
  • New York Ratification of the Bill of Rights(1077 clicks)
    Key ratification in a key state
  • Nile of the New World(1355 clicks)
    The Lower Mississippi Delta region. National Park Service site.
  • Nixon trip to China (1015 clicks)
    YouTube video of Nixon trip to China in 1972 including his bowing to the Chinese Communist leader, Mao.
  • Northern States Conservation Center(1468 clicks)
    Providing collection care, preservation and conservation treatment services to collectors and collecting institutions.
  • Old Automobiles(1570 clicks)
  • Old Farm Equipment-Tractors-Engines(179 clicks)
  • On the Clock(150 clicks)
    Historian Roger Ekirch tells Peter about how Americans used to sleep — in two segments, with a break around midnight when people would get up and attend to business. We hear how the rise of factory time sparked a movement to sleep straight through the night.
  • On the Clock: A (Brief) History of Time(393 clicks)
    American History Guys podcast
  • On the Take: Corruption in America (197 clicks)
  • Online Texts(1559 clicks)
    On-Line Texts created by The American Studies Group and The Electronic Text Center at The University of Virginia.
  • Opacit: Urban Ruins(1759 clicks)
  • Origins of the Dollar(1390 clicks)
    The Earliest Money Using the Dollar as a Unit of Value by Eric P. Newman
  • Outline of U. S. History(1070 clicks)
    U.S. Department of State book
  • Oyez! Oyez! The Supreme Court Database Project(1380 clicks)
    Searchable. Cases and Justices. Excellent site.
  • Panic! : A History of Financial Panic(617 clicks)
    Speculation, deregulation, crash, bailout. Sound familiar? Probably. Sound modern? It shouldn't. Financial panics have occurred regularly throughout American history, and each time we were left holding the bag when the bottom fell out of the market and banks called in their debts. Why do we think we'll ever beat the business cycle? On this week's show, economic historian Michael Bernstein says you canât have the boom without the bust. Then historian Scott Nelson outlines the eerie similarities between 1873 and 2008, and explains how Christian fundamentalism is rooted in financial collapse.
  • Panoramic Photography(715 clicks)
    This exhibit of panoramic photographs is but a small sample of the wide variety of panoramic images in NARA`s still picture holdings located at the National Archives Building at College Park, Maryland. The exhibit photographs date from approximately 1864 until 1937. The vast majority of the collection, however, dates from the World War I era.
  • Patent Pending: A History of Intellectual Property(383 clicks)
  • Paying Up: A History of Taxation(931 clicks)
    On this episode, the History Guys look at the long and turbulent history of taxation in America. How have we decided what to tax? From the Stamp Act of 1765 to the current-day Tea Party Movement, how have our attitudes about taxation changed? Do we think differently about taxes in times of war and national crisis? What was the tariff, anyway, and why did it matter?
  • People's History(1702 clicks)
    Where History and People meet
  • People's History Of The United States, A(1288 clicks)
    Howard Zinn's different view
  • Pet Friendly: A History of Domestic Animals(377 clicks)
  • Photographs from the American Memory Collection(1293 clicks)
    Library of Congress
  • Photos from the Library of Congress(1142 clicks)
    On Flict
  • PictureHistory(1476 clicks)
    digital photographs
  • Pioneers of the Mississippi Valley(331 clicks)
    "Explorations of Joliet and Marquette -- La Salle on the upper lakes and in Illinois -- La Salle's trip on the lower Mississippi -- Hennepin's voyages on the upper Mississippi -- Boone as hunter and settler in Kentucky --Robertson and the settlement of Tennessee -- Sevier and the history of East Tennessee -- George Rogers Clark -- Marietta and Cincinnati: forts and settlements -- Lincoln's early life in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois -- The Sioux massacre in Minnesota -- De Soto's discovery of the Mississippi."
  • Pledge of Allegiance: A Short History(765 clicks)
  • Pledge of Allegiance:A Revised History and Analysis, 2007(683 clicks)
  • Polish-American Pamphlets(733 clicks)
  • Political Parties in the United States(1422 clicks)
    From Funk & Wagnalls.
  • Popular Culture Association(1038 clicks)
    The mission of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is to promote the study of popular culture throughout the world through the establishment and promotion of conferences, publications, and discussion. Aiding the PCA/ACA in this goal is the PCA/ACA Endowment which offers support for scholars and scholarship. The PCA/ACA actively tries to identify and recruit new areas of scholarly exploration and to be open to new and innovative ideas. PCA/ACA is both inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary. Finally, the PCA/ACA believes all scholars should be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Populism Historiography(1501 clicks)
  • PreserveNet(1906 clicks)
    PreserveNet is designed to provide preservationists with a comprehensive database of regularly updated internet resources and current professional opportunities.
  • Presidentail Inaugurations(1349 clicks)
    Library of Congress
  • Presidential Transitions(734 clicks)
    The More Things Change: The History of Presidential Transitions
  • Primary Documents in American History(1580 clicks)
  • Primary Srouce Manuscript Americana(1790 clicks)
    Handwritten primary source Americana---diaries, ledgers, account books, commonplace books, warehouse inventories, etc.---which delineate local history and genealogy. No autographs or celebrity material! We serve librarians, teachers, researchers, archivists, insitutions, museums, and interested others.
  • Promo - Bridge For Sale: Deception in America(383 clicks)
  • Pulling the Curtain: A History of US Elections (483 clicks)
  • Purchasing Power of the Dollar, 1720 to present(1368 clicks)
    A useful calculator
  • Radio Archive of the University of Memphis(1425 clicks)
    Catlogs, etc.
  • Rapid Transit Net(1149 clicks)
    History, technology,and politics of rail transit.
  • Real to Reel: History at the Movies (470 clicks)
  • Records of District Courts of the United States(491 clicks)
  • Religion in American History(2287 clicks)
    A Group Blog to foster discussion and share research, insights, reviews, observations, syllabi, links, new books, project information, grant opportunities, seminars, lectures, and thoughts about religion in American history, and American religious history.
  • Reminisce(359 clicks)
    Reminisce, North America’s top-selling nostalgia magazine, “brings back the good times” of the 1930s, ’40s, ’50s, ‘60s and early ’70s. A variety of true, heart-felt stories are mainly written by the readers, not professional writers, which makes our magazine-and website-unique.
  • Rinse and Repeat: Cleanliness in America(414 clicks)
  • River, The (Part I) (1937)(795 clicks)
    Classic documentary history of the exploitation of the resources of the Mississippi River Valley and the work being done to rehabilitate and reclaim the area. Director and writer: Pare Lorentz. Narrator: Thomas Chalmers. Photography: Willard Van Dyke, Stacey Woodard and Floyd Crosby. Editor: Leo Zochling. Music: Virgil Thomson.
  • Roadside Architecture in 1950s America: Relections of a Society(1435 clicks)
    Wonderful essay by a Kenyon College student
  • Robert Fulton and the submarine (1922)(613 clicks)
    By Wm. Barclay Parsons. Published 1922 by Columbia University Press in New York
  • Route 40: America's Golden Highway(1431 clicks)
    The National Road
  • Route 66(1496 clicks)
    The fabled highway.
  • Salmon Collection(1344 clicks)
  • Samuel Gompers Papers(481 clicks)
  • Samuel May Anti-Slavery Collection(1350 clicks)
    Cornell Universty coection contains 10,000 digitized pamphlets comprising the Samuel May Anti-Slavery Collection.
  • Scales of Justice: A History of Supreme Court Nominations (748 clicks)
    Podcast. Just in time for the Kagan confirmation hearings, BackStory is delving into the long history of appointments to the Supreme Court. What qualities did presidents and lawmakers look for in Supreme Court justices 200 years ago, and how have those expectations changed? How much have nominees’ personalities and backgrounds mattered in the past? Was the confirmation process always as “politicized” as it seems today? Was it more so? How has media coverage affected the process? Join the History Guys as they explore the highlights – and lowlights – of Supreme Court nominations past.
  • Scenes in America(611 clicks)
    Scenes in America for the amusement and instruction of little tarry-at-home travellers by the Rev. Isaac Taylor.
  • School Days A History of Public Education (474 clicks)
  • Seasons of Giving (640 clicks)
    In this episode, the History Guys will explore giving in American history. From tithing in churches to abolition to robber barons, we’ll look at the origins and unexpected consequences of charity. Who were the “worthy” and “unworthy” poor, and what’s the story behind those tax deductions? Plus, why were so many early charitable organizations concerned with, of all things, funerals?
  • Seasons of Giving (730 clicks)
    In this episode, the History Guys will explore giving in American history. From tithing in churches to abolition to robber barons, we’ll look at the origins and unexpected consequences of charity. Who were the “worthy” and “unworthy” poor, and what’s the story behind those tax deductions? Plus, why were so many early charitable organizations concerned with, of all things, funerals?
  • Senate Historical Office(1255 clicks)
    "Serving as the Senate's institutional memory, the Historical Office collects and provides information on important events, precedents, dates, statistics, and historical comparisons of current and past Senate activities for use by members and staff, the media, scholars, and the general public. The office advises senators and committees on cost-effective disposition of their non-current office files, assists researchers seeking access to Senate records, and maintains automated information data bases detailing locations of former members' papers."
  • Senate Statistics: Majority and Minority Parties(1434 clicks)
  • Separation of Church and State(1640 clicks)
    Information on this important principle of the US
  • Sexual Identity in America(318 clicks)
  • Shocked and Appalled: A History of Scandal (341 clicks)
  • Short History of America(1212 clicks)
  • Significant Terrorist Incidents, 1961-2003: A Brief Chronology(1230 clicks)
    US residents
  • Small Town America(925 clicks)
    A few big cities -- and many more small towns -- long ago made the Mid-Atlantic states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut one of the most densely populated regions in North America. This website presents 12,000 photographs of those three states as they were captured in stereoscopic views from the 1850s to the 1910s. In addition to showing buildings and street scenes in cities, towns, and villages the photographs show farming, industry, transportation, homes, businesses, local celebrations, natural disasters, people, and costumes. The photographs belong to the Robert N. Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views in the Photography Collection, Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints & Photographs at The New York Public Library.
  • Smithsonian Current Exhibitions(1083 clicks)
  • Smithsonian Institution--A Virtual Tour(367 clicks)
  • Social Security History(479 clicks)
  • Social Welfare, History of(807 clicks)
  • Song of America(1074 clicks)
    A companion to the 2005-06 11-city concert tour featuring renowned baritone Thomas Hampson, this Web site commemorates the history of the American art song by highlighting the Library's unparalleled collections of holograph manuscripts, first editions of published sheet music, copyright deposits, and recordings.
  • Southeastern Architectural Archive(1385 clicks)
    The Southeastern Architectural Archive at Tulane University in New Orleans is the largest collection of architectural drawings and building records in the South.
  • Speed Through Time(146 clicks)
  • Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs--Canadian Forces College(1395 clicks)
    Daily selection from Canadian and international media.
  • Starry-Eyed: A History of the Heavens(357 clicks)
    "Americans have had an ongoing fascination with the skies above us, so in this episode of BackStory, we’re taking on space. How have people made sense of meteors, eclipses, and the stars? What has made us want to travel among them, to go to the moon, to Mars, or beyond? And how do things change for those of us here on earth when we do? Peter, Ed, and Brian will be looking up, and looking back."
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    In the pre-TV era, people saw the news every week in their neighborhood movie theaters. Newsreels were shown before every feature film and in dedicated newsreel theaters located in large cities. Universal Newsreel, produced from 1929 to 1967, was released twice a week. Each issue contained six or seven short stories, usually one to two minutes in length, covering world events, politics, sports, fashion, and whatever else might entertain the movie audience. These newsreels offer a fascinating and unique view of an era when motion pictures defined our culture and were a primary source of visual news reporting.
    Universal City Studios gifted Universal Newsreel to the American people, put the newsreels into the public domain, and gave film materials to the National Archives in 1976. Surviving materials from the entire collection are available at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland.
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