American History — Wilton Library
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American History

General Sites

American Memory from the Library of Congress

This digital record of American includes written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

Best of History Websites

This site features annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well as links to hundreds lessons, guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.

Biography of America

Discover U.S. history with interactive timelines and maps.

Digital History

Virtual exhibits, research and reference guides, primary sources, criticism, an interactive timeline, and more are on this website. Make sure to browse through the multimedia and Interactive Historical Resources, especially the quiz “Could You Have Passed the 8th Grade in 1895?”

History Matters: WWW.History

This site is a gateway to web resources as well as a collection of first-person primary documents and guides to analyzing historical evidence for high school students and teachers of American history.

U.S. History & Government

High School Ace is a web guide to the best free educational resources for teens.

Voice of the Shuttle: Cultural Studies Resources

Explore the list of resources including general resources, U.S. history resources, military history and history journals.

Specific Sites

America in the 1930s

This University of Virginia production features a museum for American studies, cultural maps, on-going hypertext projects, an electronic classroom, and special features.

The American Civil War Homepage

The American Civil War Homepage gathers together in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865).

Civil War Resources on the Internet

Huge collection of links to explore, sponsored by Rutgers University Libraries.

The New Deal Network

Through a collaborative project, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute launched the New Deal Network. The site features 20,000 photographs, speeches, letters, documents, and exercises from the New Deal era.