History Research Resource Index

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Africa Environment and Health
America, African American Medieval
Cartography, Geography Middle East
Central Asia South Asia
East Asia Women's and Gender Studies
Europe Public History, Digital History, Digital Humanities
Latin America Additional Internet Resources
The Atlantic World History Fun, Games, and Prizes

AMERICAN and AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

African American History, Harvard: W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research
African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection, 1818-1907, Rare Book and Special Collections, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., American Memory project.
African American History: Bibliography: The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed by Quintard Taylor, Professor of American History, University of Washington, Seattle.
Africana Resources, very impressive collection of excellent Africana resources created by the librarians at the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections
American Indians: Index of native American Internet Resources
American Travels, Travels in America, 1750-1920
American Women's History, see Women's and Gender History.
Antietam on the Web, Online content for those interested in this particular U.S. Civil War engagement. Totally dedicated to the battle of Antietam, highly recommended by S.J. Ramold, Virginia State University.
Archiving Early America (interactive site, includes Early American music and games)
Atlantic Slave Trade Database, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard
Aviation History.
Black Culture - Schomburg Center for Research
.
Booker T. Washington papers
U.S. Census Archives of 1940.
Center for Jewish History. The center houses the libraries and resources of the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Some collection catalogs available on-line. Site offers special resources on Jewish women, including Women in Daily Life (found in the Educator and Teacher Resources section).
Center of the American West Energy policy, economic theory, land usage, and social interaction in various contexts of western history.
Civil War:  The Last Full Measure, Library of Congress Civil War Photograph Collection
Civil War: Race and Place, Civil War, Carter Woodson links.
Civil War: Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
Connecticut Historical Society
.
Cornell University's Samuel Mays Antislavery Collection.
Declassified Documents, Harvard Project on Cold War Studies
Dohistory.org, Harvard and George Mason University collaboration. A site that shows you how to piece together the past from the fragments that have survived. Case study: Martha Ballard diary (A Midwife's Tale)
The Duluth Lynchings Online Resource. Historical Documents Relating to the Tragic Events of June 15, 1920. Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN.
Eugenics Archive: Image Archive on the American Eugenics Movement.
Famous Trials, from Socrates (399 BCE) to Trayvon Martin (2013)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Website, Department of Justice.
French and Indian War.
The French in American History Website.
The Friend of Man - a newspaper published weekly 1836-42 by NY State Antislavery Society, gave voice to black & white abolitionists from rural Upstate New York, by Cornell University's Dept of Digital Consulting & Production Services.
The Gilded Age.
The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
History News Network (George Mason University). Discussions of current events within a historical framework constructed by historians of differing views. Includes varietyof information:  blogs, editorial pieces, topical articles, discussions of books, resource guides to written and digital sources. Mainly focuses on modern history.
JIM CROW: Remembering Jim Crow.
John Jay Papers, Columbia (from Brandon County, '00).
Joseph Berry Keenan Digital Collection:  Harvard University Law School's digitized collection of 1,400+ documents & correspondences + 100 photos of Joseph B. Keeenan, chief counsel of the International Prosecution Section at the Intl Military Tribunal for the Far East (Tokyo War Crimes Trials).
Kentucky digital library, includes topics Civil War, coal mining, tobacco, & audio oral histories.

Library of Congress, All Exhibitions Directory
Library of Congress Traveling Exhibits Loan Procedures.
Massachusetts Historical Society: Massachusetts Maps.
Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, check site for current events, too.
National Congress of American Indians.
New York State Historical Association Research Library.
Northfield History Collaborative.
The Oregon History Project - Oregon Historical Society (from Devon McCurdy, '05, 1/8/04).
Smithsonian:  Celebrate History and Heritage Months.
The Supreme Court Historical Society.
U.S. Women Working, 1870-1930, - documents related to women's employment in the US, both professional and industrial workers highlighted in thousands of digitized documents, from government reports, personal papers, advertisement circulars, periodical articles and thousands of images.Impressive and important resource.
Voices of Civil Rights - Profiles activitists from the 1960s including African American Civil Rights Movement, American Indian Movement, Chicano, gay rights, environmental, and women's movements. Well organized and easy to navigate, user friendly even for inexperienced browsers.
Who Killed William Robinson? Race, Justice, and Settling the Land--A Historical Whodunit

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THE ATLANTIC WORLD

Atlantic Slave Trade Database, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard
Brown University: Steering Committee on Slavery & Justice.
John Brown's Slave Ship Sally papers


CARTOGRAPHY, GEOGRAPHY

Historical Geography. The H-HistGeog network is a forum for geographers, historians, and all others who have an interest in the intricate relationship between space and time.
Map History. This is a site for history of cartography.


EUROPEAN HISTORY

The Esternay Project Archive. Directed by Professors Carl Weiner, Scott Carpenter and Daniel Ringrose, the current site's 800 plus transcribed letters and hundreds of scanned originals and translations centers on three generations of the Poirrier family of notaries in the town of Esternay not far from Paris providing a window into the personal and public lives of French men, women and children in the nineteenth-century.
Harvard Project on Cold War Studies, Declassified Documents.
British History: A Vision of Britain Through Time.
British History Online
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Bibliothèque nationale de France French National Library
Bodleian Archives: 20th Century International Archives, Oxford University
Bodley Blogs Archives and Manuscripts at the Bodleian Library, Oxford University
Catholic Heritage Archives: Catalogue info available from seven archives spread across four European countries, amounting to 35,378 catalogue entries, and over 350 collections.
The Internet Archive and Open Library
The Million Books Project:  Dictionary of National Biography 
IBIS British-Irish Studies: Clearinghouse for Internet resources
Euro Docs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe - Transcriptions, Faxes, Translations, Brigham Young University.
French History and Rare Manuscripts: Treasures from the Bibliotheque Nationale de France includes Monarchs & Monasteries (late 8th-late 15th c.), the Path to Royal Absolutism (end of 15th-first half 17th c.), The Rise and Fall of the Absolute Monarchy (second half 17th-end of 18th c.), From Empire to Democracy (1799 to present)  (Library of Congress)
French Studies at Carleton.
Gulag History Sites - George Mason University
Heidelberg Historical Archives.
MAPS of England and Australia (from SO, 1/24/07) - http://archivemaps.com/mapco/index.htm

Ireland:
ACIS (American Conference of Irish Studies) includes links.
Irish & Celtic Resources on the Internet: http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/irish.html
Irish Studies Page: http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rickard/Irish.html

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AFRICAN HISTORY

African Studies Centre, University of Oxford.
African Studies The Norwegian Council for Africa.
Disa, the Digital Imaging Project of South Africa University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa, the digitization of anti-apartheid periodicals. (See also: George Mason University.)
The South African Democracy Education Trust (SADET) with weblinks to the South African Archives, the Archival Project at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, German anti-apartheid activities, Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa, The American Committee on Africa (ACOA), and the South African and Cooperation Center.
South African Second Boer War 1899-1902. With weblinks to Anglo-Boer War Centenary, War Museum, Concentration Camps, Military History Journal, Original and Contemporary Sources, Why Australia became involved, Siege of Elands River Post, and several additional on-line article links.
SULAIR, Index of Africa, South of the Sahara, substantial list of U.S. and International Organizations and Programs, Stanford.

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CENTRAL ASIA - SEE MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA


EAST ASIAN HISTORY

Asia Korea
China Vietnam
East Asia
Japan Searchable Database

ASIAN STUDIES

Bibliography of Asian Studies. Excellent resource from the Association for Asian Studies. Includes 870,000+ citations that can be searched within seconds, easily downloaded and printed; state-of-the-art discovery system with simplified searching and facet-based browsing; and over 400,000 citations from 1992 to the present, plus full content of the annual printed Bibliography of Asian Studies from 1971–1991.
Asian History Timeline
Asian Studies - WWW Virtual Library
AsianInfo.org
AsiaRecipe.com (just for fun)
Asia Society
About.com links - Medieval Asian History:

CHINA

China the Beautiful
Chinese Historical and Cultural Project
History of China

EAST ASIAN
Bibliography of Asian Studies. Excellent resource from the Association for Asian Studies. Includes 870,000+ citations that can be searched within seconds, easily downloaded and printed; state-of-the-art discovery system with simplified searching and facet-based browsing; and over 400,000 citations from 1992 to the present, plus full content of the annual printed Bibliography of Asian Studies from 1971–1991.

JAPAN

Brief history of Japan

Japanese History
Japanese History and Culture
Stanford Guide to Japanese Information Resources

KOREA
Korea Web, Frank Hoffman's (Harvard)
South Korea, brief history

VIETNAM

Documenting the Southeast Asian American Experience:  SEAAdoc. The University of California has initiated what has become the single best archival collection on Southeast Asian refugees and their descendants in the US with the Southeast Asia Archive. Some of their material is available here. There are brief overviews of the six main Southeast Asian ethnic groups: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Hmong, Iu-Mien, and ethnic Chinese. These visuals are comprised of color photographs and primary documents, but there is an absence of links to contextual information which limits use for the general public. However, users can obtain instant images of significant historical events and social landmarks in various Southeast Asian American communities, and the site is recommended for all levels and libraries.

SEARCHABLE DATABASE
Asia Portal

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SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

Bibliography of Asian Studies. Excellent resource from the Association for Asian Studies. Includes 870,000+ citations that can be searched within seconds, easily downloaded and printed; state-of-the-art discovery system with simplified searching and facet-based browsing; and over 400,000 citations from 1992 to the present, plus full content of the annual printed Bibliography of Asian Studies from 1971–1991.

The Ames Research Library of South Asia at the University of Minnesota

Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Internet Indian History Sourcebook
The Ramayana
Background on The Ramayana
Hymns from the Rig Veda
Harappan Civilization
Digital South Asia Library
Digital Colonial Documents - rare 19th century documents of colonial India.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: India Maps

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LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

Conference on Latin American History
H-net discussion group for Latin American history
The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
Latin American Studies Association, Pittsburgh
Carleton Resources for Latin American History
Library of Congress HLAS: Handbook of Latin American Studies.

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ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH HISTORY

Environmental History Resources, global environmental resources site of Dr. Jan Oosthoek, Environmental Historian, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Environmental History Timeline
History of Medicine
and Images of the History of Medicine, same site at the National Institute of Health (NIH)
History of Health Sciences Links.
History of Science and Technology Resources


MEDIEVAL HISTORY

Ancient World Mapping Center (AWMC).
Animated Bayeux Tapestry.
The Labyrinth Library, at Georgetown University
Medieval English Towns - Massive and unique web site covers all aspects of medieval urban communities. Should be first stop on research tour of medieval cities and towns!
Rare French manuscripts

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MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA

Afghanistan Online: Afghan History
Middle East History In the News - Guide to resources available on the WWW for those interested in Middle East culture and history.
Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
World Wide Resources for the Study of Central Eurasia - Harvard Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus

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WOMEN'S AND GENDER HISTORY

Discovering Women's History Online - Research Guides.
Center for Jewish History. The center houses the libraries and resources of the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Some collection catalogs available on-line. Site offers special resources on Jewish women, including Women in Daily Life (found in the Educator and Teacher Resources section).
Women's Studies at Carleton
Women & Social Movements in the United States, 1830-1930
Salem Witchcraft: Excerpts from the Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Trial Documents
The National Women's History Project
The Women's International Center- History of U.S. Women
Feminist History Research Center
U.S. Women Working, 1870-1930 offers a plethora of documents related to women's employment in the US, both professional and industrial workers highlighted in thousands of digitized documents, from government reports, personal papers, advertisement circulars, periodical articles and thousands of images. Impressive and important resource.

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PUBLIC HISTORY / DIGITAL HISTORY / DIGITAL HUMANITIES

Carleton College History Department Public History Thread.
Center for Digital Humanities and Public History.
CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide.
Digital History Links - University of Houston
Digital History Resources - AHA Guide
Digital Humanities Internship
Digital Humanities Resource Guide
National Council on Public History.
Roy Rosenzweig Digital History, George Mason University.
Scope Program: Northfield Community Engagement Program for History Majors.
National Council on Public History (NCPH) - Student Resources and Internships
Archives and Public History Internships, NYU

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OTHER HISTORY INTERNET RESOURCES

HISTORY FUN, GAMES, and PRIZES
ELIE WIESEL PRIZE IN ETHICS, prize in ethics essay contest is an annual competition for college students. Full-time juniors and seniors in the U.S. are welcome to enter the Essay Contest and compete for $10,000 in prizes. Guidelines & Entry forms. December deadlines.

BBC History Pages

U.K. teens History games

Have Fun with History

History Channel Games

History Fun Quizzes and Trivia

Best History Games - Animations:

Ancient History Games and Animations

Medieval History Games and Animations

Early Modern History Games Early U.S History Games

Nation-Building U.S. History Games and Animations

Modern U.S. History Games and Animations

Modern World History Games and Animations

Animated Maps

Animated Timelines



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