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Selected U.S. History Resources on the Web


Those looking for U.S. history sites on the Web are fortunate that there are some excellent subject-based directories.

Voice of the Shuttle: Web page for humanities research is maintained by Prof. Alan Liu of University of California at Santa Barbara. It includes links in a number of areas in the humanities, including a directory for U.S. history arranged by period.


Horus links to internet history resources is a site maintained by history faculty at University of California at Riverside.


American Studies Web, a guide to American Studies resources on the Internet is maintained by David Philips, a PhD Candidate in American Studies at Yale. See especially the section "Historical Essays and Archival Resources" for a selective annotated list of available resources.


History Departments Around the World, based at the History Department of George Mason University, makes links to history department with Web sites.


Internet Resources for Archives provides links to archives-related sites.


The Search is Over compares features of several search engines.


Sample Web Sites in U.S. History

American Memory, a web site maintained by the Library of Congress, consists of collections of primary source and archival material relating to American culture and history. Included are books, pamphlets, photographs, recordings, motion pictures and manuscripts.


The Valley of the Shadow. The Valley of the Shadow: Living the Civil War in Pennsylvania and Virginia is a product of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia. This project interweaves the histories of two communities on either side of the Mason-Dixon line during the era of the American Civil War. It also combines a narrative and an electronic archive of the sources on which the narrative is based.


From Revolution to Reconstruction, an HTML-hypertext on American History, from the colonial period until the First World War. This is a project in collective authoring out of the Netherlands.


Anti-Imperialism in the United States, 1898-1935, maintained by Doctoral Student Jim Zwick of Syracuse University, is an example of a page devoted to a particular area of study by providing access to the text of otherwise hard-to-find documents.


William L. Clements Library, located at the University of Michigan, contains original resources for the study of American history and culture from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.


Bentley Historical Library, is the official archives of the University of Michigan and additionally provides access to historical materials documenting the state of Michigan and the activities of its citizens and institutions.


Electronic Texts

History of the United States. One important part of this site is the access to the text of historic documents.


HTI, a project of the Humanities Text Initiative at the University of Michigan, provides a fully-searchable collection of electronic texts. Many texts are restricted to UM faculty, staff and students.


JSTOR is a project of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for development of a digital library in support of the arts and sciences. It will initially consist of about ten journal titles in the areas of economics and history and will initially contain approximately 750,000 journal page images. This World Wide Web site at the University of Michigan is the beginning of the JSTOR system.


Making of America is another Mellon-funded project, being done jointly by Cornell and U of Michigan. It will include American imprints, 1850-1877 having to do with American social history. Cornell's prototype page is up; Michigan's is coming soon. M

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