African-American History Online is a comprehensive reference database, covering more than five hundred years of African-American history from the slave trade to the Civil Rights movement, to the present day. The thousands of informative entries include biographies, primary source documents, images, timelines, maps, and charts.
The American Civil War Research Database is for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War. The database contains indexed, searchable information on over four million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with fifteen thousand photographs.
Find detailed, firsthand descriptions of historical characters and events, glimpses of daily life in the army, anecdotes about key events and personages, accounts of sufferings at home, a rich database of battles, and more. These and thousands of other experiences are represented in this one hundred thousand page collection. It includes four thousand pages of previously unpublished manuscript images.
American History in Video includes approximately one thousand hours of newsreels from the late 1890s to the 1980s. Beginning with the Spanish American War, the early films provide documentary footage of actual people, places, and events together with interviews and other broadcast content from the period. American History in Video will enrich any history program and can be widely used across a school curriculum.
American History Online is a comprehensive database covering the most important individuals, events, and topics in US history. The thousands of entries include biographies, maps, timelines, primary source documents, and images. Extensive overview essays provide detail on each time period.
American Indian History Online is an authoritative reference database that provides in-depth coverage of more than five thousand years of culture, legends, and leaders. More than five hundred Native American groups are covered in entries that include primary source documents, biographies, maps, images, and timelines. The content is also searchable by tribe and culture area.
Formed in 1968, the American Indian Movement (AIM) expanded from its roots in Minnesota and broadened its political agenda to include a searching analysis of the nature of social injustice in America. These FBI files provide detailed information on the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism.
This collection features over eleven hundred periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, and children's and women's magazines.
This resource contains nearly four thousand interviews of former slaves from across the American South. The interviews were conducted from 1936 to 1938 through the Federal Writers' Project and provide a glimpse into American slavery.
American Song contains thousands of tracks that allow people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. Content from African American Song is now a part of American Song.
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The Graff Collection allows you to explore many aspects of the American West. Through a mixture of original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material, and rare printed sources, this collection is a dynamic teaching and research resource.
Search holdings information from thousands of archival collections across the United States as well as throughout Great Britain and Ireland. You can read a description of a repository's holdings to determine whether a collection contains material useful to your research, as well as find the information you need to contact the repository directly.
This database includes more than one hundred thousand pages of monographs, speeches, essays, articles, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from earliest times to 1975. It includes the only full run of The Black Panther -- the party's newspaper -- and twenty-five hundred pages of oral history interviews recorded by the former Black Panther, David Hilliard. Teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, veterans, entertainers, and others are also represented within the scope of the database.
Civil War Era contains primary source materials, newspapers, pamphlets, articles, and more, covering Manifest Destiny to the end of the Civil War.
This collection of regimental histories and personal narratives constitutes a source of great historical value. These first-person accounts, compiled in the postwar period and early twentieth-century period, chronicle the highs and lows of army life from 1861 through 1865.
These generals’ reports of service represent an attempt by the Adjutant General’s Office (AGO) to obtain more complete records of the service of the various Union generals serving in the Civil War. In 1864, the Adjutant General requested that each such general submit "…a succinct account of your military history…since March 4th, 1861." In 1872, and in later years, similar requests were made for statements of service for the remaining period of the war.
Colonial State Papers provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the 16th and 18th centuries.
This collection is a mixture of issues and papers from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama ranging from 1861-1865. These newspapers "recorded the real and true history of public opinion during the war. In their columns is to be found the only really correct and indicative map of busy life, its fluctuations and its vast concerns in the South, during her days of darkness and of trial."
Originally compiled and produced by publishers and subscriptions agents for area residents and patrons, the original histories are difficult-to-find materials. These titles include tables and lists of vital statistics, military service records, municipal and county officers, chronologies, portraits of individuals, and views of urban and rural life not found anywhere else. The atlases provide additional information on land use and settlement patterns and scarce early town and city plans.
Find out what daily life was like for ordinary people in different cultures throughout history. Daily Life Through History includes over six hundred color and black and white images, maps, and illustrations along with authentic recipes, clothing patterns, songs, dances, and games to assist you in your exploration of the past.
Fold3 provides convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Original records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. Fold3’s social networking aspect allows you to combine original historical documents and records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.
Historic Documents contains hundreds of documents covering the most significant events of each year in history. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to US governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.
Learn about the Civil Rights movement, the collapse of Communism, the Holocaust, World War I, and World War II. This resource includes historical documents, timelines, biographies, photographs, lesson plans, and related websites.
Historical Newspapers includes the following: New York Times 1851-2008, Wall Street Journal 1889-1994, Washington Post 1877-1995, Christian Science Monitor 1908-1998, Los Angeles Times 1881-1988, Chicago Tribune 1849-1988, Chicago Defender 1910-1975, Hartford Courant 1764-1986, Atlanta Daily World 1931-2003, Boston Globe 1872-1927, Los Angeles Sentinel 1934-2005, New York Amsterdam News 1922-1993, and the Pittsburg Courier 1911-2005.
This electronic version of the popular reference work offers the ability to create custom tables based on specific statistics of the users' choosing. Topics are Population, Work and Welfare, Economic Structure and Performance, Economic Sectors, and Governance and International Relations.
This historical resource includes digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of nineteenth-century U.S. newspapers. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement, and illustration.
This database provides a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada. It includes letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories, beginning around 1840 and extending to the present, focusing heavily on the period from 1920 to 1980. Several thousand pages of Ellis Island Oral History interviews are included.
This database catalogs and indexes American and Canadian women's diaries and correspondence over centuries. It includes one hundred fifty thousand pages of materials, including more than five thousand pages of previously unpublished manuscripts, all drawn from more than one thousand sources and representing fifteen hundred women from all walks of life.
Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900s. Included are books, pamphlets, serials, and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions, and much more.
This collection is devoted to the scholarly study and understanding of slavery from a multinational perspective. It includes works on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, and the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century.
This resource is designed as a portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering an extensive time period of 1490-2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is being given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective, and the continued existence of slavery today.
The U.S. Serial Set, an ongoing collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under the directive of Congress, captures every aspect of American life from the early nineteenth century onward, from farming to westward expansion, scientific exploration, politics, international relations, business, and manufacturing.
This database includes the Ferrar Papers, 1590-1790, from Magdalene College, Cambridge. It documents the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624; the continuing interest of the Ferrar family in the settlement of North America from Jamestown to the Bermudas; trade between Britain and America; the ethnic and gender composition of early Virginia; tensions amongst the colonists; and of early relations with Native Americans.
This collection consists of the letters received by and letters sent to the War Department, including correspondence from Territorial and State governors, Indians, and missionaries, among others. In addition, attachments include receipts, newspapers, copies of speeches to Indians, and more.