American History

Eye Witness to History
"Illuminating the past through personal narratives and other first-hand sources. Eye Witness to History takes a look at major events in history through the perspectives of eyewitnesses, using personal letters and essays."

50 States
50 States is an extensive database that offers a wealth of well organized information on each individual state including government, education, geography, history, industry, attractions, and people.

Historical Text Archive
"The HTA publishes high quality articles, books, essays, documents, historical photos, and links, screened for content, for a broad range of historical subjects."

History Channel
This site, from the makers of the History Channel, includes "This Day in History" and search by topics, games and speeches and much more.

History Matters (The U.S. Survey Course on the Web)
This site was created by the American Social History Project / Center for Media and Learning (Graduate Center, CUNY) and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (George Mason University). It includes annotated web resources, primary documents, images, audio interviews and information for teachers.

The History of Today
Set up in a table form, you can easily search for daily historical facts and events, famous birthdays, world history and music history.

The History Place
Covers speech of the week, this month in history, American Revolution, U.S. Civil War, World War 1 & II, Vietnam War, Presidents of the United States with narratives and photos and more.

History Websites Top 100
This web sites lists the top history websites and also has a link to the top 100 military sites.

History Wired
History Wired is a virtual exploration of the Smithsonian Institution's interesting objects. A variety of features offers users a rich interactive experience. If Java does not work click on text only version. Does not work with Chrome.

WWW-VL: History: United States
WWW-VL: History: United States connects bibliographies, archives, timelines, maps, and much more.

Lewis and Clark (PBS)
This interactive site offers several educational features detailing the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

The Library of Congress : American History
The Library of Congress allows you to search a treasury of digitized materials including audio recordings, books, films & videos, digital collections, maps, personal narratives, photos, prints, drawings and more by time period and by subject.

The National Museum of American History (Smithsonian)
This site offers virtual exhibitions that cover nearly all aspects of American history. Resources for educators and fun stuff for kids and "This Day in History.

National Museum of the American Indian (Smithonian)
This site contains exhibits of American Indian art, archives of past exhibits, and general information on history and culture.

National Park Service
The National Park Service allows you to find a park, discover history, explore nature and resources for teachers and kids.

National Women's History Museum (NWHM)
National Women's History Museum contains online exhibitions and the education & resources has activities, biography, lesson plans, videos, women's history & timeline, and videos.

People's Century 1990 - 1999
"This Web site is a companion to People's Century, a 26-episode television series broadcast on PBS. The site contains material of interest to a general audience, with special content for high-school educators and students." (National History Education Clearinghouse)
Access to teaching materials, history web reviews and best practices.

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives and Records Administration has records on the nation's history, military records as well as teacher resources and online exhibits.
The Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia brings American history to life on the Internet covering places, peoples, resources, and free online textbooks.

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
The Valley of the Shadow gives a detailed depiction of two American communities--one in the North and one in the South--during the Civil War. Thousands of newspapers, letters, diaries, and church records are available.


For more information, contact:
Martha Eberhart, Reference Librarian
Phone: 218-726-8733
Fax: 218-726-7481
416 Library Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

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