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Internet Links For History

       

General History                    

        Ancient and European History                    

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                          --Colonial/American Revolution
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                          --Industrialization/Immigration
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                          --WWII
                          --The Cold War
                          --Current Events

         Asian History

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More Research and Primary Sources                    

      

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General History

Bloomsburg University Department of History:
This page has information about the University History program and their student organizations.

http://departments.bloomu.edu/history/

Dr. William Hudon, Bloomsburg University
A professor and mentor with a staggering amount of knowledge
http://facstaff.bloomu.edu/hudon/history.htm

United States National Archives and Records Administration
The name says it all.
http://www.archives.gov/

The library of Congress American Memory Project: A Century of Lawmaking, Congressional Documents and Debates: 1774-1875.
This page has a goldmine of documents including the minutes of the Continental Congresses and links to a ton more stuff relating to the first 100 years of our government.  Great for research.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html

An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera.
Also part of the L of C website, "comprises 28,000 primary-source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history."
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rbpehtml/pehome.html

East Tennessee State University Dept. of History: Primary Source Documents for the Study of United States History.
This site has 400 documents available online.
http://www.etsu.edu/cas/history/americadocs.htm

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: American Independence.
Contains web available documents on many individuals and subjects related to the American Revolution.  Also a link to their main page which contains information to just about every history topic known to man.
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook12.html#American%20Independence

Library Spot
A good place to start for just about anything you have in mind.
http://www.libraryspot.com/

University of Nebraska: Nebraska Partnership for American History Education
Links to other informational sites, resources and articles.
http://cehs.unl.edu/ushistory/online/colonial/images.html

PBS: Liberty!
Many primary sources related to the PBS series.
http://pbsvideodb.pbs.org/resources/liberty/primary/index.html#activities

NARA - Educators and Students - For Educators and Students

CNN - Cold War Knowledge Bank

The Library of Congress Home Page
Click on the American Memory Link for great research opportunities and information. The second link goes to their American Broadside collection which is a good place to start for ideas on the early American Press.

Yale Law School: The Avalon Project.
This great site provides access to primary source documents from the 18th - 21st century.

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/18th.htm

The History Place:  The Past into the Future.
Great place to find most anything, especially timelines for teaching.
http://www.historyplace.com/index.html

University of Missouri - Kansas City Law School:  Famous Trials Website by Doug Linder.
This is one of the best sites I have come across. the link is to the Boston Massacre trials, but click on the home link to explore other trials as well.
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/bostonmassacre/bostonmassacre.html

 

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Ancient and European History 


Historic Panama

Site with much information on Panamanian history and the Spanish Conquistadores
http://www.bruceruiz.net/PanamaHistory/panama_history.htm

Nazi and East German Propaganda Guide Page: German Propaganda Archive
Exactly what the name says and there is tons of it.
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/index.htm

University of North Texas Libraries: History resources on the net
Links to information on just about any historical subject area you need - incredible resource
http://www.library.unt.edu/subjects/history/histinternet.htm

The Protestant Reformation (Early 1500s to Mid 1600s) - By Miles Hodges

Dr. Michael Hickey, Bloomsburg University
A professor of mine at Bloomsburg with a wealth of information
Michael C. Hickey's Homepage

Dr. William Hudon, Bloomsburg University
A professor and mentor with a staggering amount of knowledge and wisdom - learn from him
http://facstaff.bloomu.edu/hudon/history.htm

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American History 
General Colonial/Revolution Industrial Revolution Great Depression/World War II The Cold War

 

General
For all topics and time periods

United States National Archives and Records Administration
The name says it all.
http://www.archives.gov/

University of North Texas Libraries: History resources on the net
Links to information on just about any historical subject area you need - incredible resource
http://www.library.unt.edu/subjects/history/histinternet.htm

An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera.
Also part of the L of C website, "comprises 28,000 primary-source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history."
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rbpehtml/pehome.html

East Tennessee State University Dept. of History: Primary Source Documents for the Study of United States History.
This site has 400 documents available online.
http://www.etsu.edu/cas/history/americadocs.htm

Yale Law School: The Avalon Project.
This great site provides access to primary source documents from the 18th - 21st century.

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/18th.htm

The History Place:  The Past into the Future.
Great place to find most anything, especially timelines for teaching.
http://www.historyplace.com/index.html

The University of Houston: Digital History
It would take me forever to sift through the information on this page.  Incredible primary source document collection
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/

University of Missouri - Kansas City Law School:  Famous Trials Website by Doug Linder.
This is one of the best sites I have come across. the link is to the Boston Massacre trials, but click on the home link to explore other trials as well.
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/bostonmassacre/bostonmassacre.html

The Library of Congress Home Page
Click on the American Memory Link for great research opportunities and information. The second link goes to their American Broadside collection which is a good place to start for ideas on the early American Press.
http://www.loc.gov           OR         http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/bdsds/bdsdhome.html
National Park Service History Research and Education

Library Spot
A good place to start for just about anything you have in mind.
http://www.libraryspot.com/

University of Nebraska: Nebraska Partnership for American History Education
Links to other informational sites, resources and articles.
http://cehs.unl.edu/ushistory/online/colonial/images.html

The National Archives
Exactly what it says – The primary documents from the archives of the United States Government.  Everything you need to take a first hand look into the history of the United States.
http://www.archives.gov/education/

University of North Texas Libraries; History Resources on the Internet
This site has a wealth of primary documents broken up into categories
http://www.library.unt.edu/subjects/history/histinternet.htm

The Smithsonian Institution
We all know the place in Washington, D.C. but if you don’t live there, you can find a lot of the stuff on their website in their online exhibits along with some interesting online programs.
http://www.si.edu/

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Colonial/Revolution

Colonial Web Sites
This is a site with links to various Colonial subjects from Jamestown to Lewis and Clark.
http://www.ithaca.edu/faculty/vconger/colonial_web_sites.htm

The Writings of Samuel Adams, edited by Harry Alonzo Cushing. Globusz Publishing.
Pretty much everything my buddy Samuel Adams wrote between 1770 and 1773.  The Articles signed "Vindex" are especially amusing. (if you are a history geek)
http://www.globusz.com/ebooks/SamuelAdams2/index.htm

PBS: Liberty!
Many primary sources related to the PBS series.
http://pbsvideodb.pbs.org/resources/liberty/primary/index.html#activities

Online Resources – Colonial America and the American Revolution
A massive amount of Early American sources compiled by the Nebraska Partnership for American History Education.
http://cehs.unl.edu/ushistory/online/colonial/images.html

Revolutionary America: Boston Massacre Website by Dr. Rosemarie Zagarri.
This site has some great information, and a link to a page that posts all the orations given on the anniversaries of the Boston Massacre, from 1770 to 1783. Excellent primary source material for tracking the change in attitude of the colonists.
http://chnm.gmu.edu/courses/zagarri/hist499/index.html
http://chnm.gmu.edu/courses/zagarri/hist499/oration.html

“The Decisive Day is Come”: The Battle of Bunker Hill Exhibit from the Massachusetts Historical Society
“To mark the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Massachusetts Historical Society presents its first "web exhibition" -- personal accounts and eyewitness descriptions of the battle, along with contemporary maps, drawings, engravings, broadsides, and artifacts, either preserved by the participants or found on the battlefield.”
http://www.masshist.org/bh/index.html

The library of Congress American Memory Project: A Century of Lawmaking, Congressional Documents and Debates: 1774-1875.
This page has a goldmine of documents including the minutes of the Continental Congresses and links to a ton more stuff relating to the first 100 years of our government.  Great for research.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html

The American Colonist's Library: A Treasury of Primary Documents. Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History.
"An invaluable collection of historical works which contributed to the formation of American politics, culture, and ideals...a massive collection of the literature and documents which were most relevant to the colonists' lives in America. If it isn't here, it probably is not available online anywhere." This site is HUGE!
http://personal.pitnet.net/primarysources/

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: American Independence.
Contains web available documents on many individuals and subjects related to the American Revolution.  Also a link to their main page which contains information to just about every history topic known to man.
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook12.html#American%20Independence


 

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Industrial Revolution

Immigration Research Guide from Penn State
“Readers of
Tortilla Curtain and other students researching immigration-related topics will find this research guide helpful.
http://www.libraries.psu.edu/delaware/immigration/researchguide.htm

University of Pennsylvania: Folklore and Folklife
Department Home page for UPenn that is a great starting place for ethnic studies.
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/folklore/news/index.html

Lower East Side Immigrant Heritage Trail: A Project of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
The home page of the Immigrant Heritage Trail project that includes research links and help on scheduling a trip to this historic district of NYC
http://inet.dkv.columbia.edu/php/website/index.html
http://inet.dkv.columbia.edu/php/website/italian_heritage.html

Smithsonian Institution

Biographies of the Industrial Revolution
Exactly what it says, covers the famous and the infamous.
http://www.42explore2.com/industrial2.htm

The Library of Congress American Memory Project
This collection deals with all aspects of American Life during the turn of the Twentieth Century through Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company 1880-1920
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/detroit/dethome.html
American Memory: The Evolution of the Conservation Movement 1850-1920
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amrvhtml/conshome.html

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
This site is dedicated to inventions and invention history.  Since so many things were invented during the Industrial Revolution, this is a good place to find the context of those inventions.
http://invention.smithsonian.org/home/

The Library of Congress Learning Page:  The Second Wave – European Immigration from 1850-1920.
Immigration Links for teacher research, but useful for students, too.  Includes links for Scandinavian, Jewish, Irish, Eastern European, German and Italian immigration along with some helpful links for Ellis Island research.
http://memory.loc.gov/learn/educators/workshop/european/wimmlink.html
Rise of Industrial America, 1876-1900: City Life
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/timeline/riseind/city/city.html
Work in the Late 19th Century
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/timeline/riseind/work/work.html
Rural Life in the Late 19th Century
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/timeline/riseind/rural/rural.html
Rise of Industrial America 1876-1900 Timeline
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/timeline/riseind/riseof.html

The History Place:  Child Labor in America
This site features the photos of Lewis W. Hine, a famous turn of the century photographer and the original captions he wrote.  These are the faces of the children involved in the Industrial Revolution.  If you are researching anything on this time period, you need to see these faces.

http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/index.html

Digital History
Developed through collaborative partnerships with the University of Houston, Chicago Historical Society, The National Park Service and others, this site has timelines, resources, multimedia presentations and other great tools for US history. The second link has to do strictly with the Industrialized working class and The Great Railroad Strike
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=224

The University of Scranton: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library
This page houses the Ethnic and Immigration History Resources available at the University and online.  Scranton, PA is in part of the Anthracite coal region and was in the heart of the Industrial Revolution and all its changes.
http://academic.scranton.edu/department/wml/immigration.html

Ten Hours Bill Testimony from Spartacus Schoolnet
Actual testimony from the historic Ten Hours bill debates in Parliament that sought to regulate the workday for Women and Children during the early years of the Industrial Revolution.  Includes testimony of the affects of factory work on children as young as 8 years old.  This really is the essence of what people in all walks of life thought of the Industrial Revolution.
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Twork.htm

The Municipal Reports of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of April 1906
This is the actual report written by an unknown member of the San Francisco Fire Department in 1907 about the events just after the Great Earthquake of 1906.
http://americahurrah.com/SanFrancisco/MunicipalReports/1906/Fire/HayesStreet.htm
Reports by other departments and agencies are listed here:
http://americahurrah.com/SanFrancisco/MunicipalReports/1906/Index.htm

United States Geological Society Earthquake Hazards Program – Northern California: The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
This is a historical and scientific account of the What, When and Why of the Great San Francisco Quake of 1906.  Contains some great pictures, too.
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/info/1906/index.html

Great War Pictures: Archive of World War One Photos
Battle photos of this time period are pretty rare, especially when they are all in one place like this collection.  I put them here because of the time period
http://www.wereldoorlog1418.nl/warpictures/index.html

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Great Depression/World War II

A Summons to Comradeship:  World War I and II Posters and Postcards
Posters available from the University of Minnesota
http://digital.lib.umn.edu/warposters/warpost.html

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign English Department: A Photo Essay on the Great Depression
Just an amazing collection of photos showing the Great Depression, from the stock market floor to the “Oakies” and the soup lines.
http://www.english.uiuc.edu/MAPS/depression/photoessay.htm

Government Documents Department, University of North Texas Libraries:  World War II Posters.
A huge selection of propaganda posters from WWII, including American, Japanese, and Nazi posters.
http://www.library.unt.edu/govinfo/mapsandposters/wwiipost.html

A Catalog of Political Cartoons by Dr. Seuss
Unbeknownst to most people, Dr. Seuss wrote many political cartoons depicting the Japanese and Nazis during WWII as well as motivational posters that depicted the enemy in dangerous terms.  Many of his Children’s stories are also politically charged and are useful as primary sources to gauge the mood of the time, especially in this case, The Cold War.
http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dspolitic/Frame.htm

The History Channel presents Dear Home: Letters from WWII
Part of the Legacy Project designed "to honor those who served their country by ensuring that their experiences, their sacrifices, and their thoughts are preserved for future generations Nothing has proven more revealing and informative to historians than the actual words of the men and women who participated in great historical events and recorded what they saw."
http://www.history.com/minisites/dearhome/ 

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The Cold War

CNN Interactive: The Cold War
A very interactive guide to the Cold War by CNN news channel with all kinds of resources and information.
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/

The Cold War Museum
Includes Timelines, Books and Newspapers, links and other stuff
http://www.coldwar.org/resources.html#BookLinks

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School:  The Middle East 1916-2001
When people talk about the Cold War, they usually only think of the US and Soviet Union.  The Middle East played a great role, however, in the bartering of these two countries.  In fact, many of the problems in the Middle East today are a direct result of the period just after WWII and deserves great attention when understanding issues today.
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/mideast/mideast.htm

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Asian History


American occupation Japan primary sources - Google Search

Ancient Japan

Asian Studies ccny

East Asian Sites

The Russo-Japanese War Research Society

East Asian Studies Center Resources & Publications

Internet East Asian History Sourcebook

Internet East Asian History Sourcebook2

The Japan Project - The Role of Traditional Attitudes in Modern Japan

Primary Source Programs China

PBS - Islam Empire of Faith

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Great Primary Sources
University of Nebraska: Nebraska Partnership for American History Education
Links to other informational sites, resources and articles.
http://cehs.unl.edu/ushistory/online/colonial/images.html

Education Search Engines
Can't find it?  Search here for reputable information.
http://www.refdesk.com/edusrch.html

FreeYellow.com
Articles about curriculum, research and more for the purpose of helping students achieve.

http://gokate.freeyellow.com/BIG%20HITS/index.html

Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
Resources for middle school Social Studies teachers.
http://web.pccs.k12.mi.us/mscurriculumlinks/7gradesocialstprof.htm

National Archives and Records Administration: Digital Classroom
All kinds of lesson plans and lesson ideas that rely heavily on primary source documents.
http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/index.html
http://www.archives.gov/

Phat Nav
This site is very hard on the eyes, but if you use the site search, it will bring you to a multitude of databases and informational websites.  Very helpful for gaining background information on a particular subject.
http://www.phatnav.com/indexnext.html

The University of Houston: Digital History
It would take me forever to sift through the information on this page.  Incredible primary source document collection
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/

Daryl Cagle’s Professional Cartoonists Index
Ok, this site has to be the most comprehensive archive of political cartoons from around the world.  Search by artist or country or topic.  Even has a teacher’s guide.  A must have for any teacher toolbox.
http://www.cagle.com/

A Catalog of Political Cartoons by Dr. Seuss
Unbeknownst to many people, Dr. Seuss wrote many political cartoons depicting the Japanese and Nazis during WWII as well as motivational posters that depicted the enemy in dangerous terms.  Many of his Children’s stories are also politically charged and are useful as primary sources to gauge the mood of the time, especially in this case, The Cold War.
http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dspolitic/Frame.htm

The History Channel presents Dear Home: Letters from WWII
Part of the Legacy Project designed "to honor those who served their country by ensuring that their experiences, their sacrifices, and their thoughts are preserved for future generations Nothing has proven more revealing and informative to historians than the actual words of the men and women who participated in great historical events and recorded what they saw."
http://www.history.com/minisites/dearhome/

Government Documents Department, University of North Texas Libraries:  World War II Posters.
A huge selection of propaganda posters from WWII, including American, Japanese, and Nazi posters.
http://www.library.unt.edu/govinfo/mapsandposters/wwiipost.html

Great War Pictures: Archive of World War One Photos
Battle photos of this time period are pretty rare, especially when they are all in one place like this collection.  I put them here because of the time period
http://www.wereldoorlog1418.nl/warpictures/index.html

University of North Texas Libraries
Haven't really explored this one too much yet, but it looks very promising as a database.
http://www.library.unt.edu/

Library Spot
A good place to start for just about anything you have in mind.
http://www.libraryspot.com/

Nazi and East German Propaganda Guide Page: German Propaganda Archive
Exactly what the name says and there is tons of it.
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/index.htm

University of Pennsylvania: Folklore and Folklife
Department Home page for UPenn that is a great starting place for ethnic studies.
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/folklore/news/index.html

University of North Texas Libraries: History resources on the net
Links to information on just about any historical subject area you need - incredible resource
http://www.library.unt.edu/subjects/history/histinternet.htm

Online Resources – Colonial America and the American Revolution
A massive amount of Early American sources compiled by the Nebraska Partnership for American History Education.
http://cehs.unl.edu/ushistory/online/colonial/images.html

Internet East Asian History Sourcebook
Exactly what it says:  Primary sources, background info and timelines.  Compiled by Fordham University
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/eastasia/eastasiasbook.html

 

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More Research and Primary Sources                    


United States National Archives and Records Administration
The name says it all.
http://www.archives.gov/

Smithsonian Institution

The library of Congress American Memory Project: A Century of Lawmaking, Congressional Documents and Debates: 1774-1875.
This page has a goldmine of documents including the minutes of the Continental Congresses and links to a ton more stuff relating to the first 100 years of our government.  Great for research.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html

An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera.
Also part of the L of C website, "comprises 28,000 primary-source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history."
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rbpehtml/pehome.html

East Tennessee State University Dept. of History: Primary Source Documents for the Study of United States History.
This site has 400 documents available online.
http://www.etsu.edu/cas/history/americadocs.htm

The American Colonist's Library: A Treasury of Primary Documents. Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History.
"An invaluable collection of historical works which contributed to the formation of American politics, culture, and ideals...a massive collection of the literature and documents which were most relevant to the colonists' lives in America. If it isn't here, it probably is not available online anywhere." This site is HUGE!
http://personal.pitnet.net/primarysources/

Yale Law School: The Avalon Project.
This great site provides access to primary source documents from the 18th - 21st century.

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/18th.htm

The Writings of Samuel Adams, edited by Harry Alonzo Cushing. Globusz Publishing.
Pretty much everything my buddy Samuel Adams wrote between 1770 and 1773.  The Articles signed "Vindex" are especially amusing. (if you are a history geek)
http://www.globusz.com/ebooks/SamuelAdams2/index.htm

The Library of Congress Home Page
Click on the American Memory Link for great research opportunities and information. The second link goes to their American Broadside collection which is a good place to start for ideas on the early American Press.
http://www.loc.gov
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/bdsds/bdsdhome.html

PBS: Liberty!
Many lesson plan ideas, video lessons, and primary sources related to the PBS series.
http://pbsvideodb.pbs.org/resources/liberty/primary/index.html#activities

The University of Houston: Digital History
It would take me forever to sift through the information on this page.  Incredible primary source document collection
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/

University of North Texas Libraries: History resources on the net
Links to information on just about any historical subject area you need - incredible resource
http://www.library.unt.edu/subjects/history/histinternet.htm

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