History Websites

African American History
A well organized and comprehensive compilation of biographies, timelines, expert commentary and original source material related to African American History.

Best of History Web Sites
An award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.

History Guide
"Subject gateway to scholarly relevant information in history with a focus on Anglo-American history."

Schmoop
A website that provides study materials in literature and history.  The content and added web 2.0 features invite learning.

WWW-VL History Central Catalogue
Outstanding collection of history web sites maintained by the University of Kansas.


AMERICAN HISTORY
A Biography of America
"Companion" website for a college-level history course.

AMDOCS
Documents for the study of American History.

Flag of the United States of America
Everything you ever wanted to know about the American flag.

Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
Offers full-text laws and treaties relating to the North American Indian tribes.


ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL
Ancient City of Athens
Photographic collection of the archaeological remains in Athens by Indiana University.

Ancient History
Selected links categorized as prehistory, general ancient, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Near East, and ancient Rome.

The Giza Plateau Mapping Project (GPMP)
This site includes information on the Giza Plateau, the construction and function of the Sphinx, the Great Pyramids, the associated tombs and temples, and the Old Kingdom.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Designed to assist in the teaching of Ancient history.  Web site by the Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies and History Department.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Designed to assist in the teaching of Medieval history.

Perseus Digital Library
Collection of historical material about the classical world.

Pompeii Forum Project
Involves the study of classical urban life as revealed through the archaeological study of Pompeii, the Italian city destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79.

Theban Mapping Project
Excavation detailed on this page about the largest archaeological finds in Egypt.

University of Memphis Institute of Art and Archaeology
Institute's homepage with its focus as the study of the art and culture of ancient Egypt.  Includes a virtual tour of the antiquities housed there.


AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Civil War resources available on the Internet
Index of Civil War information on the internet.

CWSAC Battle Summaries
Brief overviews of all the battles of the Civil War searchable by state or campaign.

Selected Civil War Photographs
Outstanding digitized Library of Congress page.

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
Outstanding website with primary resource material representing both North and South.


DISCOVERY & EXPLORATION
Age of Exploration
Menu of links


GULF WAR
Military.com
Gulf War information.

Whirlwind War
"The United States Army in operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM."  Thorough information about the 1991 war complete with text, maps, charts, tables, and illustrations.


KOREAN WAR
The Korean War and its Origins
A collection from the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library.

United States Army in the Korean War
Online book of first year of Korean War by James F. Schnabel, U.S. Army Center for Military History.


MIDDLE EAST
Academic Info: Middle Eastern Studies
Another valuable menu page developed by Academic Info.

The Middle East
A collection of select links in the areas of economics, religion, culture, society, politics, news media, and maps that relate to the Middle East.  Does not include information on the Sudan or Maghsreb.  Developed by the University of Albany's History Department.


MISSISSIPPI HISTORY
Mississippi Department of Archives & History
Provides contact information for the state's archives library which houses government documents, manuscript materials, and books relating to Mississippi.

Mississippi History Now
An electronic publication about Mississippi history produced by the Mississippi Historical Society.


MODERN HISTORY
Internet Modern History Sourcebook
Links pertaining to modern history with an index that shows categories and sub-categories.


PRIMARY SOURCES
America in Caricature 1765-1865
Indiana University caricature collection depicting American history.  Divided into the areas of Colony & Early Republic (1765-1798), War of 1812, and Abraham Lincoln (1860-1864).

American Memory
Library of Congress collection of graphics, photos, film, and sound.  Contains more than 7 million digital items from over 100 historical collections.

Archiving Early America
A digital library of selected 18th century American documents that include original newspapers, maps, and writings.

Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage (University of Southern Mississippi)
"Its purpose is to document, preserve, and present traditions and folk culture of the U.S. South's pine hills (or piney woods) region; to build and maintain a network of academics, public programmers, lay scholars, community leaders, and folk artists; and to serve as a regional archive, a place for exhibits, and an information clearinghouse."

The Making of America
Electronic library of primary sources relating to America's social history.

Map Collections
Library of Congress digitized collection divided into categories of cities & towns, conservation & environment, discovery & exploration, military battles & campaigns, transportation & communication, cultural landscapes, and general maps.

New York Public Library Picture Collection Online
Over 30,000 images taken from the library's collection.  Searchable by keyword, creator/author, subject, and source.

Rare Map Collection
Digitized map collection of 800 original maps spanning a time period from 16th century to early 20th century and now housed in the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Georgia.

Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Digitized project of original documents pertaining to Native Americans in the Southeast.  Documents include letters, legal proceedings, military orders, financial papers, and archeological images taken from the collections found at the University of Georgia, University of Tennessee (Knoxville), Frank H. McClung Museum, and the Tennessee State Library Archives.

Words and Deeds in American History
Library of Congress page of original historical documents which include papers of presidents, scientists, political activists, inventors, writers, and other important manuscripts taken from the 15th century to the mid 20th century.  Library of Congress page of original historical documents which include papers of presidents, scientists, political activists, inventors, writers, and other important manuscripts taken from the 15th century to the mid 20th century.


RENAISSANCE
Renaissance
Billed as a site that explains 'the cultural and economic changes' that inspired this age.


SOUTHERN CULTURE
Documenting the American South
An important collection of southern history that includes first-person narratives, southern literature, slave narratives, and other sources from the Colonial period to the 1920s.  A University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) site.


TIMELINES
HyperHistory Online
Detailed timeline covering 3,000 years of world history.


VIETNAM CONFLICT
Battlefield Vietnam
Overview of the war that includes a brief history, detailed timeline, guerilla tactics, air war, siege of Khe Sanh, and related web links.

POW/MIA Database & Documents
Government site that provides access to names of the Vietnam U.S. military personnel that are unaccounted for.

State-Level Lists of Casualties from the Vietnam Conflict
Searchable by name or location.

The Vietnam Center and Archive
Of particular note on this site is the oral history project that includes online transcripts of interviews with Vietnam veterans.

The Wars for Vietnam
Excellent web page developed in support of a college seminar by Vassar College.


WORLD WAR I
The Great War
Interesting WWI page created by BBC News.

The Great War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century
PBS web page.

The Versailles Treaty
Yale Law School Avalon Project.

World War I Document Archive
This collection of primary source documentsis international in scope.  The page can be searched by year, conventions, treaties, and official papers and includes memoirs, biographical dictionary, and image archive.


WORLD WAR II
Dr. Seuss Went to War
Collection of political cartoons created by the remarkable Dr. Seuss from 1940 to 1943.  They were originally published in a New York newspaper and are arranged chronologically.

The Holocaust Chronicle
This full-text electronic book tracks the history of the holocaust and is complete with 1,800 images.

Life Interrupted
A well-researched and presented history that covers the period in American history during World War II when Japanese Americans were relocated to camps in Arkansas.