American History


The Digital Classroom
Digital Classroom provides materials from the National Archives and methods for teaching with primary sources.

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.

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 a topic in history". (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
Great online history exhibits dedicated to students, educators and all who love history. (World Wars, Lincoln, Kennedy and more).

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.

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

Hyper History
Hyper History is based on the synchronistic concept online and can be regarded as a companion to the World History Chart of Andreas Nothiger.

Index of Resources for United States History
Index of Resources for United States History connects thousands of United States History Sites, offering bibliographies, archives, timelines, maps, and much more.

The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress offers a section titled "American Memory," which includes many historical collections in both audio and video formats.

National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives and Records Administration offers a massive amount of archived data, including many famous speeches and images, as well as access to The Federal Archive.

National Park Service
The National Park Service has a "History and Culture" section that provides diverse information on important geographical sites throughout America's history.

National Women's History Museum
National Women's History Museum contains a comprehensive database of women's history, including a timeline, cyber museum, image gallery, current news postings, and an interactive quiz.

People's Century
"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."

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

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History
This site offers virtual exhibitions that cover nearly all aspects of American history. Interactive timelines, quizzes, and a music room provide several stimulating educational experiences.

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian
This site contains exhibits of American Indian art, archives of past exhibits, and general information on history and culture. (National History Education Clearinghouse)
Access to teaching materials, history web reviews and best practices.

The Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia brings American history to life on the Internet for visitors worldwide.

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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