A Moment In
Time - Dan Roberts delivers two-minute history lessons on public
radio stations around the world
Almanac - historical perspective of the black experience in our
country. From the slave trade through the Civil Rights movement to the
present. Including trivia games, folk tales and historical resources.
of Exploration - Mariners' Museum - site traces the history of
exploration beginning with the ancient world of the Egyptians and Phoenicians
and continuing with Greece, China, Polynesia, the Arab world, Viking
explorations, their discoveries, and their ships.
Amelia Earhart - A historical site loaded with well-structured and
America from the Great Depression to World War II - 45,000 black
and white (more coming) and 1600 color photographs from the Farm Security
Administration - Office of War Information collection have been digitized.
Includes scenes of rural and small-town life, migrant labor, the effects of
the Great Depression, and mobilization for World War II.
American Experience: Mount Rushmore - Companion site to the PBS
special on Mount Rushmore. Why were the faces of four American Presidents
carved into a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills? How, and when, was
it done? What obstacles were overcome to cut the 60-foot-high heads out of a
wilderness mountain? Who possessed the audacity -- or lunacy -- to create such
a gargantuan work?
Art History Resources - urvey of art history
from ancient times to the present day divided by period with separate links to
research resources, an extensive list of museums and galleries by country,
online journals, exhibits, and university art departments
Battle for the Holy Land - With Israelis and
Palestinians in an escalating war in the holy land, this companion site to the
PBS show Frontline, goes behind the lines and underground in the west bank and
gaza strip to reveal the tactics and strategies that led to violence of the
Berlin Wall - This searchable site
contains vast amounts of information on the Berlin Wall, including a timeline;
an extensive collection of photographs with views of Checkpoint Charlie,
escapes, wall art and the walls demolition; facts about the wall: and an
extensive archive of documents (most in German) and photographs.
- computer models of Byzantine monuments that no longer exist. Each model
includes a description and image of palaces, aqueducts, arches, columns, and
other built objects originally located in Istanbul, Turkey and dating from
Julius - 100-44 B.C. - annotated guide to online resources includes
links to primary sources such as Suetonius and Plutarch, in Latin and English,
as well as Gaius Julius Caesar's own accounts of his campaigns.
The Civil War at a Glance - This site by the
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, provides a thumbnail
summary of the Civil War, supplemented by a series of maps detailing the
various battles of the War. dedicated to the preservation of truth about the
Civil War & the South."
Collapse: Why do Civilizations Fall? - site explores the decline of
four ancient civilizations: the Maya, the early civilization of Mesopotamia,
Chaco Canyon (the Anasazi of the Southwestern United States), and the Mali and
Songhai of western Africa. The methods used by archeologists to understand why
these particular civilizations collapsed are also presented.
Museum of African American History - This Chicago museum was
"established to preserve and interpret the historical experiences and
achievements of African-Americans." In addition to information about the
museum, its exhibits, and events, the site maintains a list of recommended
links that includes other African-American museums and selected Web sites with
more information on African American history and culture.
Encyclopedia of British History - "A
comprehensive encyclopaedia being produced for the National Grid of Learning
and a completely free resource for all students of British history. The
encyclopaedia currently contains over 1,000 entries and is an attempt to show
the history of Britain through the eyes of people from all levels of society."
Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern -
Renowned historian Peter N. Stearns and thirty prominent historians have
combined their expertise over the past ten years to perfect this comprehensive
chronology of more than 20,000 entries that span the millennia from
prehistoric times to the year 2000.
Galileo's Battle for the Heavens - Site by PBS that explores
Galileo's struggles to persuade church authorities of the truth behind his
discoveries about the cosmos.
- historical database boasts more than 5000 articles, images, and maps that
cover European history from 2500 B.C. to the present.
Gettysburg Address, The - Includes digitized images and
transcriptions of two early drafts of perhaps the most famous speech delivered
by President Abraham Lincoln. There are additional primary source documents
associated with Lincoln's visit to Gettysburg as well as the only known
photograph of him there. This site even includes translations of the speech in
28 non-English languages. From the manuscript collections of the Library of
Great Wall of China - It's more than 2,000
years old, but the Great Wall of China remains one of the great wonders of the
world, an engineering feat rarely matched in the 22 centuries since its
construction began. Stretching 4,500 miles, from the mountains of Korea to the
Gobi Desert, it was first built to protect an ancient Chinese empire from
marauding tribes from the north. This site explores the 'Secrets of the Great
Hercules: Greece's Greatest Hero - site tells the stories of the
Greek mythological hero, Hercules. The tales include Hercules' 12 labors, his
triumph over the giants, and the influential women who took part in his feats.
Excellent photographs of museum pieces depicting the life of Hercules and
pictures of geographical locations highlight the text.
Historical Maps: The Perry Castaneda Library -Historical maps of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and the
Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, polar regions and oceans, Russia and the
former Soviet republics, and the United States.
History Place, The - The History Place is not meant to be a total
history resource. Rather it offers a series of in-depth studies, using various
media, of some important eras and events in both US and world history.
HistoryWired - Site is a virtual tour of selected objects from the
vast collections of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian
Museum. Here you'll have an opportunity to look at hundreds of museum
artifacts, most of which are not currently on exhibit.
HistoryWorld - Site offers resouces and tools designed to "make history make
Irish History on the Web - useful site on
Irish history contains 12 categories of links including General Irish History,
Republican History, Unionist History, Northern Ireland History, Famine Web
Sites, Genealogy Resources, and Documents.
MultiMedia History - Using audio,
video, graphics and text, the site seeks to bring serious historical
scholarship to an online audience.
Korean History Project - a multimedia version of a 1,400 page
manuscript on the history of Korea. There are 40 chapters, with the first 13
currently (May 1999) completed. They include essays, interactive maps, images,
sound and video clips, and bibliographies. There is also a timeline from 8000
BC through September, 1953.
Lincoln Historical Digitization Project - digital versions of
documents, images, and even music related to Abraham Lincoln's life in
Illinois from institutions throughout that state. Users will be able to access
materials via browsing chronological and thematic sections or searching
Medieval Technology Pages - site provides
referenced information on "technological innovation and related subjects in
western Europe during the Middle Ages." Agricultural tools, silk, windmills,
and horizontal loom are among the subjects covered.
Mexican-American War - site explores
the political and military aspects of the Mexican American War and is
available in English and Spanish. It consists of full-text excerpts of
writings from the period, including such primary source documents as the
message from U.S. President James Polk asking Congress to declare war and
Frederick Engels and Walt Whitman commentaries (in Spanish only). The site is
profusely illustrated. From SunSITE Mexico.
My History is
America's History - site makes U.S.
history come alive for contemporary Americans by blending a host of historical
resources with a forum to exchange personal stories and oral traditions.
Napoleon - collection of online materials covering all things Napoleon.
Nixon Audio Archives - History and
Politics Out Loud (HPOL), an NEH-supported, searchable archive of "politically
significant audio materials for scholars, teachers, and students," has begun
to post the first release of the Nixon Watergate tapes. When complete, this
collection will include the 12.5 hours of audio (and transcripts) requested in
the Watergate trial of Nixon aides.
Nixon Watergate Tapes - This new moderated H-NET discussion list "is intended to serve as a
forum for discussion of research, theory, teaching, and scholarship in the
field of psychohistory, the study of historical motivations."
Project - Classical texts (in Greek and English translation),
Greek-English dictionaries and word search tools, more than 13,000 images of
vase paintings, sculptures, and architectural works, historical essays,
archaeological site plans, and an atlas of the ancient world.
Remembering Pearl Harbor - Site offers a range of facts and figures on the Japanese attack on
Pearl harbor. There is also an interactive map/ timeline which relates the
story of the attack and offers opportunities to find out more about specific
events and ships including photos and movie clips.
Roosevelt, Theodore - 1858-1919 - a timeline of events in
Roosevelt's life, a biography, bibliography, and links to other resources
related to this president and Rough Rider.
Rulers of the World - listings of heads of state and heads of government for all
currently existing countries, a handful of international organizations
(including the UN), and listings for current and former governors for all 50
Russian History - comprehensive index of
sites relating to Russian History, including a chronology, information on
Russian dynasties, nobility, coins, laws, religion, and more.
History on the Web - The purpose of 'Russian History on the Web' is
to provide a critical guide to web resource relating to Russian history so as
to make the new medium useful for researchers and their students.
- search for web sites and documents that cover the ancient world.
Ships of the Ancient Greeks - an annotated
list of a surprisingly large number of resources on the topic of ships and
shipping in ancient history. There are links to some major maritime museums in
addition to links to underwater archaeology, ancient shipwrecks, and images of
ancient Greek ships.
History - a weekly broadcast/ Internet radio program that "focuses
on all aspects of history: how we recall it, how we preserve it, how we
interpret it, how we transform it into myth, and how we pass it on.
with Historic Places - Teaching with
Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's
National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies,
geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products
and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.
Top 100 20th-Century News Stories - This
list, selected by journalists and scholars for the Newseum in Arlington,
Virginia, is available on The Freedom Forum online; the list gives an
excellent overview of the events and achievements of the 20th-Century.
U-505 WWII Submarine, The - The U-505 exhibit
at the Museum of Science & Industry allows visitors to experience the inside
of a captured WWII German submarine. You can take a virtual reality tour of
the submarine, exploring each room of the submarine in a 360 degree
interactive environment. You can also listen to recorded stories from American
and German naval officers recounting their days aboard the sub.
The Underground Railroad - The National Geographic site offers a glimpse of the slave experience
in an interactive history journey entitled 'The Underground Railroad.'
Features include a timeline, a map, and links to biographies to learn more
about this era. The evocative graphics and text make for compelling
- Welcome to the ushistory.org "Congress of Websites," created and hosted
by the Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia. Our mission is to bring
American history to life for visitors worldwide on the Internet.
WWW-Virtual Library for History - Extensive directory of history resources. Features exhaustive history
indexes arranged alphabetically, by era, and by subject. Also includes links
to world news sources, an electronic library, and scholarly and professional
Washington, George - 1731-1799 - Over 135,000 documents relating to
George Washington have been collected by the University of Virginia for
eventual compilation in the Letterpress Edition of the Papers of George
Washington, a series of approximately 85 volumes. This site provides excerpts
from this massive project, selected articles about Washington, as well as an
index to the names of people identified in the series.
Cultures - Comprehensive anthology of materials for courses in
world cultures. Includes "learning modules" for civilizations from Mesopotamia
to the modern period, with essays, primary source materials, and discussion
World History Compass - index of world history sites organized topically, regionally, and
chronologically, as well as news about history-related topics.
World of the Vikings, The - guide to Internet resources on the
Vikings includes academic sites, e-mail lists, museums, re-enactment
organizations, and retail sites. There are also links to sources of
information on runes, sagas, ships, and mead (the beverage).
World War I and II Posters: Univ. of Minn. -
"At the present time, 87 representative images from the war posters collection
have been digitized. This number will continue to increase until all 6,000 of
our posters have been scanned."
World War II Commemoration - site provides an in-depth introduction to the Second World War.
Information is given on each of the major war theaters with key terminology
and concepts explained for the layperson. Biographies of the leading political
figures and statistics on war casualties are also furnished.
World War II Resources - Primary
source materials on the Web. Original documents regarding all aspects of the