Tennessee Technological University History Project - Military History
A comprehensive gateway site with hundreds of quality links covering military history and national defense. Scroll down to the U.S. history by subject/time period for great links to help you with your research.
The American Memory Project
From the Library of Congress, "a gateway to rich primary ource materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 5 million items from more than 90 historical collections."
Chief George Manuel Memorial Library and the Fourth World Documentation Archive
The Fourth World Documentation Project (FWDP) was created by the Center for World Indigenous Studies, a Native American-launched non-profit research and education organization. They provide online access to an archive of full-text documents relating to social, political, economic and human rights situations faced by Fourth World nations. Fourth world is defined by FWDP as "nations forcefully incorporated into states which maintain a distinct political culture but are internationally unrecognized."
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
The Library of Congress created this site which explores the role religion played in the founding of the American colonies, the shaping of early American life and politics, and forming of the American Republic.
Jamestown: Myth and Memory
The Library of Virginia has constructed this site dedicated to 400 years of Virginia's history. Events such as the founding of Jamestown and celebrating the emancipation from slavery remind Virginians and Americans of the important role that Virginia played in the history of the United States.
National Digital Newspaper Program
The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to provide enhanced access to United States Newspapers. The NDNP is in the process of creating a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers from all of the states and U.S. territories between 1836 and 1922. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress and will be freely accessible via the Internet. Currently, the prototype of this site has been launched called "Chronicaling America: Historic American Newspapers" with newspaper pages from 1900-1910.
American Civil War Homepage
One of the most comprehensive web sites on the American Civil War. It includes biographical information, state and local studies -- by state, battles and campaigns, rosters and regimental histories, bibliographies, general resources, images of wartime and other military information. The site is maintained by Dr. George Hoemann of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Documents for the Study of American History
This site contains documents for the study of American history from the 15th century to the present day. It was created by Lynn Nelson, a Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Kansas.
Making of America
"The Making of America 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, science and technology." The collection contains 9,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. Twenty-five new volumes have been added on the Civil War."
Documenting the American South
DocSouth provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to Southern history, literature and culture. It includes nine thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs. The University Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sponsors Documenting the American South.
1878-1913 The Guilded Age & Progressive Era
Created and maintained by San Francisco State University, this site provides an extensive gateway to quality Internet resources dealing the years 1878-1913. Highlights include the West, diplomatic history, diaries, the Great Chicago Fire, women, labour & management, child labour, anti-imperialism, and presidents.
World War One Document Archive
This site contains an archive of primary documents from World War I. It was assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List. It features memorials and personal stories of those who served during WWI. It also includes a biographical dictionary, an image archive, maritime history, the medical front, and links to other resources.
The Institute on World War Two and the Human Experience
Created by a Florida State University's Department of History Professor, this site contains many primary source documents relating to the experience of men and women serving during WWII.
Holocaust History Project
The Holocaust History Project is a free archive of documents, photographs, recordings, and essays regarding the Holocaust, including direct refutation of Holocaust-denial. The site was created by an organization of concerned individuals working together. Many of the sites contributors have advanced degrees and hold professorships at universities in the U.S.
Cold War International History Project
This site provides balanced information on the East-West conflict not only from a US perspective, but also from sources that dramatize the worldwide component of the Cold War. Key sections such as archives and feature collections afford students and scholars helpful access to sources dealing with the Korean War, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the conclusion of the Cold War.
Korea: the Unfinished War
Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and NEH and produced in association with Duke University, this Web site is the intellectual property of Minnesota Public Radio. It presents both facts and source materials on what the compilers maintain is "the often-overlooked war that helped define global politics and American life for the second half of the 20th century."
The Vietnam Project
This Web page, the centerpiece of the Vietnam Center, founded at Texas Tech in 1989 to encourage the study of the US experience in Vietnam, is an especially rich resource. It contains an Oral History Project. The site includes a variety of points of view, but has no specific political agenda about the war. It is the best Web site dealing with original documents on the war, especially those involving veterans and military operations.
War with Iraq: Primary Sources
Dartmouth College Library has compiled on their site the multitude of government documents related to the War with Iraq. The site is a companion to the PBS Frontline episode The War Behind Closed Doors (which first aired on PBS February 20, 2003).
The War on Terrorism: Post-Saddam Iraq
Designed and maintained by East Carolina University - Joyner Library, this site offers links to selected resources on the political, economic, security, and other aspects of Iraq since the fall of the Ba'athist regime of Saddam Hussein in April 2003. For resources on the situation in Iraq before then, including life under Saddam, Operation Iraqi Freedom, the debate over military action, and the issue of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), please see companion page The War on Terrorism: Saddam Hussein and Iraq.
University of Texas Latin American Collection
The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, a unit of the University of Texas Libraries, is a specialized research library focusing on materials from and about Latin America, and on materials relating to Latinos in the United States.