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History

Web Resources:

eHerodotus – History 10/11 Website:

This site contains links to:

  • A general History 10/11 Syllabus
  • Syllabus topic pages with many kinds of historical sources, both written and visual
  • Historical maps 
  • Study questions
  • Textbook chapter outlines
  • Videos

World Wide Web Resources:

A vast world of resources for studying and learning history exists on the web. Here are a few places to begin discovering what's out there. To access these sites, click on the addresses below. Take some time to explore them. You may want to copy them for future reference:

Abraham Lincoln Online – Your Source for Lincoln News

African-American Pamphlet Collection – Library of Congress "American Memory" site.

African Studies Internet Resources – maintained by Columbia University.

After the Day of Infamy 'Man-on-the-Street' Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor Home Page – a Library of Congress "American Memory" site.

American Civil War Homepage – a very comprehensive site with hundreds of links.

American Memory from the Library of Congress – perhaps the largest collection of online sources for American history. A superb and constantly growing site drawing on the immense resources of the Library of Congress.

American Women's History – a large site from SUNY Binghamton.

American Women Home Page – a Library of Congress "American Memory" site.

BBC NEWS Special Report 1999 09-99 China 50 years of communism The People's Republic at 50 Special report

BBC NEWS World Europe Timeline Nato – a year by year chronology of NATO.

Channel4.com - The First World War – a comprehensive British site.

Creating French Culture (Library of Congress Exhibition)

D-Day at the Imperial War Museum – online exhibition from the London museum.

Dictionary of Victorian London - Victorian History - 19th Century London - Social History

Documents Related to the Cold War – primary sources on American Cold War policy.

Early Theories of Evolution Darwin and Natural Selection – good introduction to Darwin and his ideas.

Edsitement – a list of web sites in literature, art history, and history, frequently updated by the National Endowment for the Humanities, a U.S. government agency.

EDO no IKI Gallery – a web site on Japanese culture.

Encyclopedia of North American Indians – a site developed by the publisher Houghton Mifflin.

The FLYING MACHINES Web Site – fascinating images and stories about the history of flight.

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition Home – an excellent scholarly site.

The Great War – a PBS web site about World War I.

Historic Cities Maps & Documents – a site maintained at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Historic Computer Images – some interesting photos here.

Historical Atlas of the 20th Century – Links to other history maps

The History Cooperative – online historical journals.

History of Economic Thought Website – developed by New School University.

History of European Integration Site – an online history of the European Union from Leiden University in the Netherlands.

History Matters The U.S. Survey on the Web – databases, documents, visual and audio resources. Concentrates on American social history. Designed both for students and teachers.

History and Politics Out Loud a searchable archive of politically significant audio materials

Internet Modern History Sourcebook Main Page – a huge collection– possibly the largest on the internet for modern world history.

Introduction to the United Nations – the UN's web site.

Jefferson Digital Archive – from the University of Virginia.

Latin American Network Information Center – a vast web site maintained at the University of Texas, organized by topic and country.

LIBERTY! The American Revolution – a PBS web site.

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity Exploring the French Revolution – an excellent site.

London at War 1939-1945

Metropolitan Museum of Art – web site of the Met. Most major museums have excellent web sites filled with images– photographs and paintings– from the past.

Moving Uptown – 19th century views of Manhattan. From the New York Public Library.

The British National Archives Learning Curve Onfilm Film Archive Main Menu – British online archive of historical film clips.

New York 1964 World's Fair – a fascinating piece of local history. Great images.

The New-York Historical Society – a great resource and well worth a visit (in person).

New York City Subway Historical Maps

The New York Public Library Digital Library Collection – drawn from all NYPL collections.

Oral Histories – a collection of oral histories of American service personnel who served during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

PBS Empires Queen Victoria – 19th century British imperial history.

Perry-Casta̱eda maps Рa large collection of maps, past and present, from the University of Texas.

Simon Wiesenthal Center Multimedia Learning Center Online – sources and history of the Holocaust.

Slavery Images – visual evidence of the Atlantic slave trade. From the University of Virginia.

Victorian Social History An Overview – everyday life in 19th century Britain.

Vietnam Yesterday and Today – the Vietnam conflict in historical perspective.

Voice of the Shuttle – very good collection of links to good history web sites.

Voices Of 20th Century – 20th century audio clips. Site also contains links to eyewitness accounts from all periods of the past.

Women's History Museum – web site of the National Museum of Women's History.

WORLD HISTORY SOURCES FINDING WORLD HISTORY – online guide to primary sources in world history.

World Treasures of the Library of Congress – online exhibition of rare books from around the world.

World War I – Trenches on the Web

 

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