United states history - general and U Guide - Resources and Review

Historical collections for the national digital library from the Library of Congress. Includes text, photographs, film clips, cartoons, and other memorabilia.
Offers original articles and features about the history of the USA, plus annotated links to selected relevant Internet resources, compiled by a subject specialist, a subject
specific bulletin board, and details of related news and events. Topics include African-American history, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, the American West, 18th Century America, government, Hispanic America, historical documents including the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence and the Consititution, inventors and inventions, labour history, libraries and museums, military history, notable individuals such as Martin Luther King and Thomas Jefferson, Native Americans and 20th Century America.
An independent federal agency preserving US history by conserving documents, motion picture film, maps, charts, architectural drawings, sound and video recordings, aerial photographs, pictures, posters, and computer data sets. Provides the American public with access to the actions of federal officials.
Resource accompanying a television production of the same name. Topics covered include English settlement, the coming of independence, westward expansion, the rise of capitalism, slavery, the Civil War, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Depression, World War II, and contemporary history.
Explores the Capitol building in Washington DC with narratives on both the building itself and the events represented in its art and architecture. American history and culture are depicted through images of paintings of the landing of Columbus and the discovery of the Mississippi, information on Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington, and links to national resources such as the Arlington National Cemetery, and the Holocaust Memorial Museum. A search engine and an archive of graphics arranged by artist and subject are provided.
Information addressing constitutional issues, designed for classroom teaching. Material traces the development of America from 1754 to the present day, and is organised into categories including revolution and the new nation, expansion and reform, civil war and reconstruction, the development of the industrial United States, featuring details of patents for the telephone and electric lamp, the emergence of modern America, the great depression and World War II, and postwar and contemporary United States.
A significant body of primary sources related to development of the United States infrastructure. Particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
hand bookseller of historical titles. Stock is browsable by subject category.
Alphabetical listing of presidential Web resources covering assassinations, biographies, first ladies, nicknames, portraits, powers and limitations, quotes, and salaries. Also presents a list of information related to specific Presidents.
Extensive set of links to full text documents and maps about American and British history. Includes reference resources such as treaties, statistics and bibliographies.
Series of documents on American literature from 1620 onwards including bibliographies on American authors and definitions and background on twenty five different literary movements. Also provides a timeline of events in American literature and history, and an index of Web resources and online books.
Information about press coverage of events in American history. Includes an extensive, searchable library with the categories civil war, baseball, engravings, journalism hoaxes, old west, crime figures such as those of Bonnie and Clyde, and over a dozen other categories. The Presidential Library includes the inaugural addresses of all US presidents. There is also a primer and price guide for historic newspapers.
Translations of the American Declaration of Independence, presented in various languages including French, Italian, Spanish, German, Polish, Russian, Hebrew, and Japanese. Also includes retranslations back into English, providing an insight into key concepts and words in other languages. Commentary on the translations and related articles also feature.
A collection of full text US historical documents dating back to the pre
colonial era. Features the Magna Carta (1215), the first Thanksgiving Proclamation (1676), the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793, the Japanese Surrender Documents of World War II (1945), and the Civil Rights Act (1991).
Aims to ensure ready access to essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of federal officials, and the national experience. Includes texts, images and audio clips.
Alphabetical listing of well
known Americans whom the general public may not be aware are still alive or have died. Entries are searchable and also organised into categories including actors and actresses, musical performers, political figures, athletes and sports figures, and recent deaths. Celebrities' birthdays are remembered, and information is provided about their date of birth, status, and either their age at time of death or their current age if still living.
Online exhibition placing the debate on sweatshops in the garment industry in a historical context and exploring the factors that contribute to their existence today.
Recounts the story of the flag which inspired the American National Anthem, telling of its deterioration and preservation, explaining mysteries such as why the flag was altered, and offering an opportunity to test historical knowledge about the US flag.
Collection of mini monographs, each of which presents an interpretive question concerning an aspect of women's involvement in US social movements. A set of corresponding documents accompanies each monograph, encouraging the user to perform their own historical analyses of events.
Ongoing digital library initiative providing primary source materials from the Library including digital versions of books, manuscripts, photographs and engravings. Includes Images of African Americans from the 19th Century, African American Women Writers of the 19th Century, Selected Clips from the Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project, A War in Perspective, 1898
1998: The Spanish-American Conflict, Moving Uptown: Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan and Dry Drunk: The Culture of Tobacco in 17th- and 18th-Century Europe.
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