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African American Almanac
Offers a wide range of historical and current information on African American history, society, and culture. It includes important documents, biographical profiles, photographs, and timelines.
American history from the Library of Congress. Offers a storehouse of information. Search the collections, go to the learning page or access the global gateway with links to cultures and additional resources.
Best of History Websites
Links to over 1000 history websites. Narrow your search by historical period (Medieval History, World War II history) and by place (American History) and then by time period.
Comprehensive site for American History. Includes primary sources, online textbook and encyclopedia.
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics
A comprehensive source that discusses the key issues in the origins of forms of government in the history of the United States, and covers the political parties, events, and social movements that have influenced American politics.
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War
"Each chapter provides a brief overview of one major conflict, its causes, biographies of major figures, key battles, impact on the home front and nonmilitary events at home, the war in an international context, and its aftermath."
Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War
This treatment is organized by themes such as “a soldier’s life,” “family and community,” “popular culture” and more.
Gale Library of Daily Life: Slavery and America
"This comprehensive survey of slavery in the United States between 1619 and the Civil War emphasizes its effects on the daily lives of slaves, slaveholders and others."
History Reference Center
Full-text articles from history magazines and books as well as biographies of major historical figures and photos and documents of interest to the history student or reader.
Life Photo Archive
Millions of photo images related to U.S. and world history events searchable by keyword or decade.
In-depth historical analysis on U.S. history available for free for students.
Travels Through Time: Nonfiction History Books for Teens
Interesting nonfiction history books that will appeal to teens.
U*X*L Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
Covers the history, culture, oral traditions, and current tribal issues of 88 American and Canadian tribes.
U*X*L Encyclopedia of U.S. History
Targeted for middle and high school students, this source covers the cultural, political, economic, and social events that shaped American history from pre-colonial times to the present.