History -- 19th Century
Memory Collection - http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amhome.html
The American Memory Project at the Library of Congress has links to almost
100 collections of documents, pictures, films, sound recordings on many
different aspects of U.S. history. Links are provided to the following
topics: Agriculture; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education;
Geography; History; Languages and Literature; Performing Arts; Philosophy
and Religion; Political Science and Law; Recreation and Sports; Social
Sciences; and Technology and Applied Sciences. The collections may also
be searched by subject
heading, time period, region, library division; and format (original
The Making of America
Making of America (MOA) is a 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. It contains approximately
1,600 books and 50,000 journal articles from the 19th century, a major
endeavor in preservation and electronic access to historical texts.
Historical Documents - http://vweb.sau.edu/bestinfo/Reading/Document/docindex.htm
Links to historic documents, images and maps from St. Ambrose University
Library in Davenport, Iowa.
on American History
Online texts in U.S. history, with links to many primary sources. Very
useful to see what was actually written or stated.
Quotes on Politics & Government
A large collection of Thomas Jefferson's quotes on Politics & Government,
with links to other Web Pages of interest to the basic ideas of democracy
and government. Has over 1,500 excerpts from Jefferson's writings.
of American Agriculture: 1776-1990
Chart following eleven major themes of agricultural history in the U.S.,
decade by decade. Click on the theme/decade to see what major events and
developments happened. Provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
American South: Beginnings to 1920
This database presents primary source materials documenting the cultural
history of the American South from the viewpoint of Southerners. It offers
diaries, autobiographies, travel accounts, titles on slavery and regional
literature drawn from the holdings of the UNC--CH Academic Affairs Library.
Narratives of the American South: Beginnings to 1920, a compilation
of 100 printed texts documenting the culture of the American South from
the viewpoint of Southerners. The focus is on first-person narratives of
relatively inaccessible populations: women, African Americans, enlisted
men, laborers, and Native Americans.
Links that describe life in Richmond, Virginia, during the time just prior
to the Civil War. Includes descriptions of various areas of life during
slavery in this city of the Old South.
Slavery Abolition Resources
A comprehensive set of links related to the study of the Abolitionist movement,
and the surrounding historical period.
of African-Americans From the 19th Century
The N.Y. Public Library has made this collection of images available. Search
by subject or keyword.
War of 1812
War of 1812-1814
This very interesting site tells the story of the War of 1812 from the
Canadian point of view. Also provides links to other websites on this conflict.
War of 1812:
This site describes individual battles and campaigns of the War of 1812.
Texas Republic & Mexican
U.S. - Mexican War (1846-1848)
This is Yahoo's index of sites on this nineteenth century conflict between
Mexico and the U.S. It also includes links to Republic
of Texas sites.
The Alamo: Hours
That Changed History
A major site for studying and finding out about The Alamo. Information
on the people and events, both Mexican, Texan, and American.
Texans, and the Alamo: An Online Exhibit
This exhibit is from The University of Texas at Austin, Center for American
History, to promote The Center's Barker Texas History collection. Includes
pictures and other images related to The Alamo.
Although a bit of history about the Alamo is included, most of this page
is devoted to modern changes in and around the historic site. Includes
some helpful historic images of The Alamo.
Civil War 1861 - 1865
This is Yahoo's index of sites on this conflict between the North and the
South in the U.S. Includes links to: Battles
Confederate States of America; Documents; Institutes; Magazines;
Museums and Memorials; Muster Rolls; Organizations; People;
State Histories; Underground
Railroad; Units; and Web Directories.
The U. S. Civil War Center
Our Mission:"To locate, index, and make available all appropriate private
and public data regarding the Civil War. To promote the study of the Civil
War from all perspectives of all professions, occupations and academic
The University of Georgia offers an excellent collection of over 30 historic
maps related to the U.S. Civil War battlefields and locations.
American Civil War: Maps and Exhibits
Includes a large collection of battle maps listed by state and date. Also
has a yearly timeline of major events and battles.
Civil War Photographs,1861-1865
The famed Brady photos from the Library of Congress, contains 1,118 photographs.
Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady,
and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and
battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate
and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men.
Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
Living the Civil War in Pennsylvania and Virginia. A hypertext portrayal
of communities on two sides of the Civil War.
First Inaugural Address
The national upheaval of secession was a grim reality at Abraham Lincoln's
inauguration. Jefferson Davis had been inaugurated as the President of
the Confederacy two weeks earlier.
Second Inaugural Address
Thousands of spectators stood in thick mud at the Capitol grounds to hear
the President say: "With malice toward none, with charity for all, with
firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on
to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for
him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to
do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves
and with all nations." In little more than a month, the President would
History Net: Civil War
Commercial organization with links to articles on several Civil War topics
including eyewitness accounts.
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum - http://www.alincoln-library.com/
This site includes information about this Springfield, Illinois, facility
and its architecture, a Kids Page with background information about Lincoln,
material about Lincoln's family, selections of Lincoln's wit, a chronology,
a bibliography, and links to additional resources. (LII)
102: Civil War to the Present
A remarkable set of links to resources from a course at the University
This is a searchable database. For ex-slave narratives, or those touched
by the war, enter "civil war", "slave", or "objector" or other term in
the Query box, and press "Run Query". From the American Memory Project
at the Library of Congress.
Hundred Years of Terror
A special report on the history of the Ku Klux Klan, by the Southern Poverty
Law Center. Covers from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s.
of the Open Frontier
The Gallery of the Open Frontier is a digital image library of photos,
paintings, and drawings that pertain to the history of the American West.
This online resource, drawn initially from the primary collections of the
National Archives, is being designed by the University of Nebraska Press.
This is Yahoo's index of sites on this post Civil War period from 1866
to 1900, also includes links to William
Jennings Bryan sites.
This is a collection of electronic texts written by U.S. authors or widely
read by Americans in the Gilded Age (loosely defined here as 1866-1901).
From a class at The College of William & Mary in Virginia.
Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie
This site is developed from a program in the "American Experience" series,
produced for PBS by WGBH in Boston.
Turn of the Century
The turn of the century was a time of amazing growth and change for America.
The face of the entire world was changing and America was at the heart
of the change. Invention, experimentation, industry and innovation were
the hallmarks of the turn of the century. These and the personalities of
the people who created them transformed America into the diverse melting
pot that it has become.
of Entry: Immigration
Welcome! On this journey, you will assume the role of historical detective
and search for clues to America's past in American Memory, the historical
collections of the Library of Congress. You will investigate photographs
and eyewitness accounts of immigrant life in America.
the Other Half Lives - http://www.yale.edu/amstud/inforev/riis/title.html
Subtitled "Studies Among the Tenements of New York," this book by Jacob
Riis caused a sensation when it was published in 1890. This is the hypertext
version of the book.
Spanish-American War / War with
Spanish- American War
This is Yahoo's index of sites on this nineteenth century conflict between
Spain and the U.S. It also includes links to USS
War in Perspective, 1898-1998
"This comparative survey of public appeals, popular participation, and
national memories provides a re-examination of the Spanish-American War
and its consequences beyond traditional military, political, and diplomatic
perspectives." (New York Public Library)
Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures
"Motion pictures of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine
Revolution produced between 1898 and 1901 are featured in this presentation,
released to coincide with the centennial of the sinking of the battleship
Maine. The complete collection will include 68 motion pictures and
a selection of sound recordings related to the war; 53 motion pictures
are included in this first release. The Spanish-American War was the first
U.S. war in which the motion picture camera played a role." (American Memory
Philippine American War of 1899-1902
This is Yahoo's index of sites on this nineteenth century struggle for
independence by the Philippines.
on the Philippines
Mark Twain was the most prominent literary opponent of the Philippine-American
War of 1899-1902. In February of 1901, as his essay "To the Person Sitting
in Darkness" was creating a storm of controversy throughout the country."
from the Philippine-United States War.
A collection of photos taken during the Philippine-United States War. Includes
cartoons from magazines, and pictures of the key persons of the conflict.
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