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Regions and Local
- Atlas of the Historical Geography of
the United States - Great historic maps, originally published in the 1930s
- Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) - A collection of
state/regional and subject-matter hubs of digital materials [dp.la]
- AmDocs: Documents for the Study of American History - Chronological list from 800 to the present
- American History and Historical Documents (George Welling, U. of Groningen, Netherlands)
- American Women - A gateway to resources in American women's history (American Memory Project, Library of Congress)
- Archive of American Images - Images (including maps) of the Americas, 1492-1825 (John Carter Brown Library, Brown University)
- A Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents (U. of Oklahoma College of Law)
- Digital History - Timelines, topics, documents, music, film from American history (University of New Hampshire)
- Discovering American Women's History Online - For many topics, gives print and online resources (Ken Middleton, librarian, Middle Tennessee State University)
- Electronic Texts for the Study of American Culture - Historical documents and literary texts (U. of Virginia)
- History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on
the Web - Primary documents, syllabi, advice for teachers, quizzes, recommended web sites --
for high school and college students and their teachers
- History Wired - Browse
artifacts from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History;
uses an interesting site map interface
Library of Congress
- American Memory - Collections
from the Library of Congress on many themes in our history.
- Library of Congress Research Guides - Guides on various subjects, many having to do with American history and government. Includes books and Internet resources.
- U.S. History - An annotated list of reference Websites (Alcove 9, Library of Congress)
- Using Primary Sources - How to use primary sources and where to find them
Making of America
The Making of America project is a joint venture by
Cornell University and the University of Michigan to scan 19th century
books and magazines and make them available on the Web.
- Cornell - Collection includes more than 200 monographs and almost 1,000 serial
volumes from 1840-1900. Browsable and searchable.
- University of Michigan - Collection includes about 10,00 books and 50,000 journal articles.
U.S. Geography and Travel
- 50 States - Facts about the states
- AllPlaces - Statistics, Web links
- Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) (U.S. Geological Survey)
- HomeTownLocator: Gazetteer - Physical features, census data, community profiles, aerial photos, distances, weather, Zip codes
- Langenberg.com: Zip Codes - Everything you want to find out about Zip codes — Cities and counties, distances, census data, maps
- U.S. Gazetteer - Look up place names (U.S. Census)
- U.S. States Puzzle - Can you put all the states in their correct places and pass the third grade?
- Natural Amenities Scale - U.S. counties ranked on "six measures of climate, topography, and water area that reflect environmental qualities most people prefer. These measures are warm winter, winter sun, temperate summer, low summer humidity, topographic variation, and water area." (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service)
- Ask.com Maps and Directions - Walking as well as driving directions for the U.S. and Canada
- Bing Maps
- Mapquest - Get maps and plan trips anywhere in the U.S.
- Mapblast - Similar to Mapquest
- Melissa: Free Lookups - Maps and aerial views (formerly MelissaData)
- National Map
- TerraFly - Enter an address, get an aerial photo
- Terraserver - Aerial photos of the United States. Zoom in for more detail.
- Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States - Great historic maps,
originally published in the 1930s
- USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer - Choose an area in the U.S. and find historical topographic maps (U.S. Geological Survey)
U.S. Ethnic Groups
- Afro-American Almanac
- Black Quest - Black/African-American history
- BlackPast - "The Online Reference Guide to African American History"
- HuffPost Black Voices
- In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience - The story of African-Americans coming to the U.S. and moving within the country, told in text, images, and maps (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
- JavaNoir's Guide to African American Resources on the Internet
- National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C. (Smithsonian)
- Universal Black Pages
- Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database - An attempt to document all the voyages of the slave trade [slavevoyages.org]
- Asian Nation - "The Landscape of Asian America"
- Denshō: The Japanese-American Legacy Project - Preserves testimonies of Japanese-Americans unjustly interred during World War II [densho.org]
- Gold Sea Asian American Supersite - News, features, celebrities
- Asian-American Bibliography: Asian American Resources
- ¡Ask a Mexican! - Column in the OC Weekly that answers your questions
- Celebrating Hispanic Heritage - History, culture, biographies
- Hispanic/Latino page - Many links (Latin American Network Information
Center, University of Texas)
- Hispanic Vista - News
- Latino News Network (LATNN)
of North America - An annotated list of reference Websites (Alcove 9, Library of Congress)
- Native Land - Find the people native to lands in the Americas and Oceania
- American Indian History and Related Issues (California State University Long Beach)
- A Critical Bibliography of North American Indians, for K-12 (Smithsonian Institution)
- Native Culture
- WWW Virtual Library - American Indians - "Index of Native American resources on the Internet"
U.S. Regions and Local Information