U.S. History -- 19th Century
[Dewey numbers: 973.4-8]


 1789-1861  War of 1812  Mexican War
 Civil War   1865-1900  |  Immigration  Spanish-American War
 Google: Uncle Sam
American 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 and user).


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.
American Historical Documents - http://vweb.sau.edu/bestinfo/Reading/Document/docindex.htm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.
A Hypertext 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.
Jefferson 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.
A History 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.
Documenting the 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. Includes First-Person 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.
Antebellum Richmond
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.
Images 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: Named Campaigns
This site describes individual battles and campaigns of the War of 1812.

Texas Republic & Mexican War

Yahoo! 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.
Texas, 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.
Remember 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

Yahoo! 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 and Campaigns; 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 disciplines."
American Civil War
The University of Georgia offers an excellent collection of over 30 historic maps related to the U.S. Civil War battlefields and locations.
The 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.
Selected 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.
The 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.
Lincoln's 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.
Lincoln's 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 be assassinated.
The History Net: Civil War
Commercial organization with links to articles on several Civil War topics including eyewitness accounts.
Abraham 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)


American History 102: Civil War to the Present
A remarkable set of links to resources from a course at the University of Wisconsin.
WPA Life Histories Project
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.
A 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.
The Gallery 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.
Yahoo! Gilded Age
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.
The Gilded Page
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.
The 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.
The 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.
Port 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.
How 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 the Philippines

Yahoo! 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 Maine sites.
A 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)
The 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 U.S.S. 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 Project)
Yahoo! Philippine American War of 1899-1902
This is Yahoo's index of sites on this nineteenth century struggle for independence by the Philippines.
Mark Twain 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."
Images 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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