Historical and current information on US presidencies. Provides a searchable database of more than 85,000 documents, such as speeches, official papers, executive orders, proclamations, news conferences and press briefings.
These two sites are companion sites to the 1997 PBS documentary Liberty!: The American Revolution. "Chronicle of the Revolution" contains significant successes and setbacks in the revolution, as well as a bibliography, time line, index of varied related subjects, and collection of annotated links.
This public television telecourse, video series, and Web site explores United States history via 26 topics, each including interactive maps, key events, transcripts of the series, and Web links. Searchable.
This website serves as a comprehensive resource for information on newspapers published in the United States from 1690 to the present. Its digital content comprises more than 680,000 individual newspaper page images drawn from close to 100 newspapers published in California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Texas, Utah, and Virginia, between 1880 and 1910. From the Library of Congress and NEH.
The DPLA brings together digitized resources that include books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials from many collections produced by universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations.
This extensive, well-designed website features images, essays, lesson plans, and maps all focused on the movements of African Americans from the 1400s to the present. The site is built around the history of 13 African American migration experiences: the transatlantic slave trade (1450s-1867), runaway journeys (1630s-1865), the domestic slave trade (1760s-1865), colonization and emigration (1783–1910s), Haitian Immigration (1791–1809), Western migration (1840s-1970), Northern migration (1840s- 1890), the Great Migration (1916–1930), the Second Great Migration (1940–1970), Caribbean immigration (1900-present), the return South migration (1970-present), Haitian immigration in the 20th century (1970-present), and African immigration (1970-present). From the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Collection of late-nineteenth-century American books and journals covering social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles. From the University of Michigan Digital Library Initiative.
The Papers of Benjamin Franklin is an online companion site to the American Philosophical Society's outstanding print series of the same name. The project's goal is to "collect, edit, and publish" everything written by and to Franklin over the course of his life.
This companion website, created and maintained by the Packard Humanities Institute, currently includes 37 of the 40 volumes published in print to date as well as nine sections of "unpublished" documents from 1782-1792. Online coverage begins with Franklin's birth on January 6, 1706, and currently ends with 1792, two years after Franklin's death. Each section covers a year or a few years, and the documents included within each are organized chronologically. -- Choice Reviews Online
This visually rich and authoritative website provides information on the slave trade that spanned five continents. Offers maps, images, timelines, tables, essays, bibliographies, a database of African names, and more. Sponsored by Emory University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Search for information on National Historic Landmarks by name or location. National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are exceptional places that form a common bond between all Americans. NHLs can be found in our national parks and in communities in every state and territory. Through the National Historic Landmarks Program, the National Park Service oversees the designation of these special places and helps to preserve them.