History

  • Alexander Palace Time Machine Romanov and Russian history, free online books and biographies, an online tour of the palaces and much more
  • American Civil War directory of links to info on the US Civil War
  • The American Presidency Project extensive information on US presidencies includes speeches, documents, executive orders, etc.
  • American Rhetoric searchable database of full-text, audio, and video of speeches, debates, sermons, interviews and other recorded events
  • American Women Through Time timelines and links to online sources for specific events from Middle Tennessee State University
  • American Women’s History: A Research Guide from Middle Tennessee State University–citations to print, Internet and primary sources and information
  • Ancient Mesopotamia for the K-12 community learn about life in Mesopotamia includes interactive features from the University of Chicago
  • Best of History Websites resources in ancient, medieval, U.S., early modern, and 20th century history
  • Born in Slavery first-person accounts of slavery and photographs collected during the Federal Writers’ Project–from the Library of Congress
  • The British Monarchy information on the monarchs of England, Scotland and the United Kingdom
  • Chronicling America from the Library of Congress search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present
  • Civil War at the Smithsonian directory of info about many aspects of the war based on artifacts from the Smithsonian’s collection
  • Civil War Photographs searchable collection of over 1000 photos from the Library of Congress
  • Colonial North American Project  makes available to the world digitized images of all known archival and manuscript materials in the Harvard Library that relate to 17th and 18th century North America
  • Connecticut History ONLINE drawings, prints, photographs on Connecticut history
  • Digitized Connecticut History Books digitized copies of books on Connecticut history from Quinnipiac University
  • Digital Vaults – this site run by the National Archives features 1,200 documents of historical records in the US, as well digitized photos, maps, artwork, audio files and video clips.
  • Discovering America women’s History Online this database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States
  • DOCUMENTING the American South primary sources for the study of the history, literature and culture of the American South–from the University of North Carolina
  • Eternal Egypt multimedia presentation exploring over five thousand years of Egyptian civilization
  • Feudal Life what daily life was like in the Middle Ages
  • The Glory of Byzantium history of the Byzantine Empire form the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Gold Rush companion to a PBS American Experience program that traces the history of the California Gold Rush, includes a timeline, maps, and teacher’s guide
  • A Guide to World War I Materials links to WWI resources in the Library of Congress and on external sites, bibliography
  • HEARTH a core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines–titles published between 1850 and 1950 were selected and ranked by teams of scholars for their great historical importance
  • Henry VIII from the British National Archives
  • The History Channel–Speeches a searchable collection of historic speeches
  • History Matters gateway to web based materials on US History from City University of New York and George Mason University
  • HistoryWorld interactive narratives and timelines
  • Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2004 a Congressional Research Service report from the Naval Historical Center
  • Internet Ancient History Sourcebook comprehensive site on ancient history–part of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project from Fordham University
  • Internet Medieval Sourcebook from the Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies
  • Internet Modern History Sourcebook modern history section of the History Sourcebook Project from Fordham
  • Jews in America: Our Story from the Center for Jewish History–a history of the experience of American Jews from 1654
  • Life in Elizabethan England all aspects of life from 1558-1603 including games, food, money, religion, occupations, holidays, etc.
  • Medieval Histories the website includes information on inscriptions, charters, laws, sermons, literature, architecture, sculpture, jewellery, clothes, textiles and household furniture from the Middle Ages
  • Newspapers of Connecticut collection of historic newspapers covering different perspectives and topics of the Civil War in Connecticut
  • ON THIS DAY see what was reported by the BBC on any given day from 1950 to 2005–searchable
  • Picturing the 1930s learn about the 1930s through exhibits on the Depression, the Country, the New Deal, the American People, Industry, Labor, Leisure and the City from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Primary Documents in American History links to digitized documents from the Library of Congress’ collections
  • 300 Women Who Changed the World biographical information from Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum text and online exhibits on the Holocaust