History Resources

  1. The 1900 House – Travel back in time, from the Information Age to the Victorian Age, with ‘The 1900 House’ which transports an actual modern family back to life in 1900.

  2. Access to Archival Databases – The Access to Archival Databases (AAD) System gives you online access to electronic records that are highly structured, such as in databases. The initial release of AAD contains material from more than 30 archival series of electronic records, which include over 350 data files totaling well over 50 million unique records.

  3. Alexander Palace Time Machine, The

  4. American Experience, The – PBS History Series

  5. “American Memory Exhibit” – Library of Congress

  6. American Women’s History: A Research Guide

  7. Ancient city of Athens

  8. Avalon Project, The – Yale Law School – Extensive collection of primary documents from law, history, economics, politics, foreign relations, and government.

  9. Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man

  10. Berlin Wall – This searchable site contains vast amounts of information on the Berlin Wall, including a timeline; an extensive collection of photographs with views of Checkpoint Charlie, escapes, wall art and the walls demolition; facts about the wall: and an extensive archive of documents (most in German) and photographs.

  11. Center for American History, The

  12. The Civil War at a Glance – This site by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, provides a thumbnail summary of the Civil War, supplemented by a series of maps detailing the various battles of the War.

  13. Civil War Photographs

  14. Colonial Williamsburg History

  15. Columbus and the Age of Discovery – over 1100 full-text articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, speeches, and other sources about Christopher Columbus.

  16. Dead Sea Scrolls, The

  17. Duke University Special Collections Library

  18. Egyptians – Around five thousand years ago the ancient Egyptians established an extraordinary and enduring civilisation. Their achievements have captured the imagination of the world ever since. This BBC site provides articles, including: “Building the Great Pyramid,” “The Decipherment of Hieroglyphs,” “The Story of the Nile” and “Ancient Egyptian Magic.”

  19. The Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern – Renowned historian Peter N. Stearns and thirty prominent historians have combined their expertise over the past ten years to perfect this comprehensive chronology of more than 20,000 entries that span the millennia from prehistoric times to the year 2000.

  20. Great War, The

  21. Harpers Ferry NHP Virtual Visitor Center – National Park Service guide to Civil War site

  22. Hercules: Greece’s Greatest Hero – site tells the stories of the Greek mythological hero, Hercules. The tales include Hercules’ 12 labors, his triumph over the giants, and the influential women who took part in his feats. Excellent photographs of museum pieces depicting the life of Hercules and pictures of geographical locations highlight the text.

  23. History Channel

  24. History Buff’s Home Page

  25. History Guide, The – The History Guide has been created for the high school and undergraduate student who is either taking classes in history, or who intends to major in history in college.

  26. History of Money

  27. Historical Maps: The Perry Castaneda Library -Historical maps of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, polar regions and oceans, Russia and the former Soviet republics, and the United States.

  28. The History Net – where history lives on the web. From the National Historical Society.

  29. HistoryWired – Site is a virtual tour of selected objects from the vast collections of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Museum. Here you’ll have an opportunity to look at hundreds of museum artifacts, most of which are not currently on exhibit.

  30. HistoryWorld – Site offers resouces and tools designed to “make history make sense.”

  31. HyperHistory: World History Chart

  32. Internet Medieval Sourcebook – directory of Medieval history, literature, etc.

  33. Kennedy Assassination Home Page, The

  34. Korean History Project – a multimedia version of a 1,400 page manuscript on the history of Korea. There are 40 chapters, with the first 13 currently (May 1999) completed. They include essays, interactive maps, images, sound and video clips, and bibliographies. There is also a timeline from 8000 BC through September, 1953.

  35. Life Histories – American Memory Project

  36. Making of America – digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection contains approximately 1,600 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

  37. Medieval and Renaissance Fact and Fiction – resources available on the Web about the history, culture, literature and re-creation of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

  38. Medieval Technology Pages – site provides referenced information on technological innovation and related subjects in western Europe during the Middle Ages.” Agricultural tools, silk, windmills, and horizontal loom are among the subjects covered.

  39. Napoleon – collection of online materials covering all things Napoleon.

  40. Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Proceedings V.1 – V.22 Complete – all 22 volumes of the proceedings before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. Tables of contents for the volumes are accessed by volume number at the bottom of the page. A keyword search engine is also provided.

  41. Odin’s Castle of Dreams and Legends – An archive of history and historical resources

  42. Pompeii Forum – University of Virginia

  43. Remembering Nagasaki – Tribute to the victims and survivors.

  44. Remembering Pearl Harbor – Site offers a range of facts and figures on the Japanese attack on Pearl harbor. There is also an interactive map/ timeline which relates the story of the attack and offers opportunities to find out more about specific events and ships including photos and movie clips.

  45. Rulers of the World – listings of heads of state and heads of government for all currently existing countries, a handful of international organizations (including the UN), and listings for current and former governors for all 50 states.

  46. Talking History – a weekly broadcast/ Internet radio program that “focuses on all aspects of history: how we recall it, how we preserve it, how we interpret it, how we transform it into myth, and how we pass it on.

  47. This Day in History – History Channel

  48. Today in History – Library of Congress

  49. Underground Railroad , The – This National Geographic Online feature explores the system (which existed prior to and during the American Civil War) that helped escaped slaves to reach freedom safely.

  50. U.S. Civil War Center

  51. U.S. Constitution, The

  52. U.S. History.org – Welcome to the ushistory.org “Congress of Websites,” created and hosted by the Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia. Our mission is to bring American history to life for visitors worldwide on the Internet.

  53. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

  54. WWW-Virtual Library for History – Extensive directory of history resources. Features exhaustive history indexes arranged alphabetically, by era, and by subject. Also includes links to world news sources, an electronic library, and scholarly and professional conferences.

  55. World Cultures – Comprehensive anthology of materials for courses in world cultures. Includes “learning modules” for civilizations from Mesopotamia to the modern period, with essays, primary source materials, and discussion topics.

  56. World of the Vikings, The – guide to Internet resources on the Vikings includes academic sites, e-mail lists, museums, re-enactment organizations, and retail sites. There are also links to sources of information on runes, sagas, ships, and mead (the beverage).

  57. World War I: Trenches on the Web

  58. World War II Resources – Primary source materials on the Web. Original documents regarding all aspects of the war.

  59. Yahoo! – History Links




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