- American Studies Web Resources
- Indexes and Associations
- Additional General American Studies Links: Subjects, Organizations, Directories
African American Studies
Alcohol, Temperance, and Prohibition, Brown University
American Memory Project
American Environmental History, University of California-Berkeley
American Studies Association Web Page/Career Opportunities
American Veterans History Project
Art Museum Image Consortium
Thomas: Legislative Information on the Net
Anti imperialism in the United States, 1898-1935 (Jim Zwick),
Center for Black Music Research Web Site
Chicago History Education Center
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
Civil War Women, from Duke University Scriptorium
Civil Rights Sites
The Legacy of Medgar Evers
The Murder of Emmitt Till
The Freedom Summer of 1964
Paul Lawrence Dunbar
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) History
Daguerreian Society of America
Historic Pittsburg Photo Collections
Internet Movie Database
The Valley of the Shadow: Living the Civil War in Pennsylvania and Virginia
Virtual Greenbelt (University of Maryland, College Park)
ViVa, A Bibliography of Women's History Journals (International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam)
Walt Whitman Hypertext Archive
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City
Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19th Century America (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Five Points Homepage
The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory
Heath Anthology of American Literature Newsletter
Historical and Cultural Atlas Resource (University of Oregon)
H-Net Book Review Project (Michigan State University)
Hong Kong America Center
Making of America Project (University of Michigan Digital Library)
Museums and historical resources
National Archives Archival Research Catalog (ARC)
New Deal Network
Presidents of the United States (from Internet Public Library)
Ohio Exploration Society
Salzburg Global Seminar
American Religion Data Archive
Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color
"WOMEN WORKING: 1870-1930" Harvard University Library
Women in the Military, Library of Congress
World War II Historic Film Collection, Ball State University
American Civil War Letters and Diaries
http://cwld.alexanderstreet.com Written by more than 2,000 authors, the famous as well
as the unknown, the database gives both the Northern and the Southern perspectives, along
with that of foreign observers.
American Civil War Research Database
Contains information on 4.3 million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with
15,000 photographs. It contains all of the more than 4,600 known regimental rosters,
3,461 regimental chronicles, and 1,010 officer profiles.
American National Biography Online
ANB Online combine to reflect the rich diversity of American life from pre-colonial times onwards.
- Updated quarterly with new or revised biographies along with new bibliographical resources and links.
- Over 900 fully integrated articles from The Oxford Companion to United States History expand the learning experience with entries on historic events, social movements, ideologies, and iconic sites in the United States.
- Wide range of search options: Everything from quick searches to more advanced custom searching can be done with speed and ease - search for Lithuanian musicians who made their name in America, female lawyers born between 1900 and 1930, and religious leaders and clergy who died between 1875 and 1880.
- Over 80,000 linked cross-references between ANB biographies.
- A rich web of editorially-selected links to key archival, library and other external web sites.
- Full-text search with advanced capabilities (including concept, pattern and boolean methods)
- Browse and search by subject
Biological Abstracts Backfile (1926-1979)
Congressional research digital collection
The LexisNexis Congressional Research Digital Collection combines Congressional Research
Service (CRS) reports and congressional committee prints into one easy-to-use optional
module available through LexisNexis Congressional. The LexisNexis Congressional Research
Digital Collection includes abstracting, indexing, bibliographic information, and
searchable PDFs for CRS reports from 1916-present and committee prints from 1830-present
Congressional record online
Coming in September
The Almanac offers original narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that
lawmakers considered during a congressional session. Arranged thematically, CQ Almanac
organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference the full year in Congress
and in national politics. Coverage of the people, elections, legislation, and
controversies in the U.S. Congress from 1945-2006. Includes comprehensive roll call
votes for all major legislation.
CQ Press Political Reference Suite
New additions include: Guide to Congress, Guide to Political Campaigns in America, Guide
to the Presidency, Guide to U.S. Elections, and Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Database of Recorded American Music
1,500 CDs (9,800 compositions) of American music from folk to opera, Native American to
jazz, 19th and 20th century classical, musical theater, new music, electronic from the
New World and Composers Recordings catalogue. Other partners include Albany Records,
Artifact Recordings, Cedille Records, Cold Blue Music, Deep Listening, Frog Peak Music,
innova Recordings, Mutable Music, Pogus Productions, and XI.
Early American Newspapers (Series 6 and 7)
New collections of 320 historical American newspapers.
Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines
The collection contains material from 49 periodicals, published from 1860 to 1865 in 16
Images of the American Civil War
Coming soon 70,000 contemporaneous photographs, along with nearly 30,000 highly
graphical wartime recruiting posters, envelopes, and ephemera.
Voice of the Shuttle (Alan Liu)
The Librarians' Index to the Internet
Archive of Primary Texts, from University of Virginia American Studies program
Index of Resources for Historians
The George Mason University Center for History and New Media - http://web.gmu.edu/departments/
Literary Resources on the Net
European Association for American Studies homepage
- American History & American Studies. Research guide produced by Yale University Library, this is an excellent and comprehensive source of pointers to Web sites in the fields of American History and American Studies.
- American Memory Project of the Library of Congress. Provides access to an incredible wealth of historical material including the full text of a multitude of documents and to scanned photographs.
- American Studies at Penn State Harrisburg. A discussion list hosted by Yahoo.
- American Studies Web sites available through Yahoo.
- History Web sites available through Yahoo.
- Literature Links for American Studies. Connects to sites recommended by Richard Horwitz (American Studies, University of Iowa).
- Society and Culture Sites on the Web as indexed by Yahoo.
- Library of Congress World Wide Web Server. Provides access to the Library of Congress catalog, exhibits, THOMAS, and a variety of other resources including the American Memory Project.
- African American Odyssey. From the Library of Congress, this site is a virtual exhibition of 200 years of African American struggle and achievement.
- Africans in America. Accompanies the PBS series, covering the history of slavery in the U.S. from its beginning to the end of the Civil War.
- The American Civil War Homepage. Maintained by George Hoemann (University of Tennessee at Knoxville)
- American Folklife Center. Established by Congress in 1976, this Library of Congress Web site seeks to "preserve and present American Folklife."
- American Folklore Society.
- American Studies Hypertexts at the University of Virginia. Includes selections from the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia.
- The African American Mosaic. A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture.
- Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man. Produced by the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.
- Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19th-century America. Produced by the University of North Carolina, this site provides access to printed resources about 19th-century southern literature and history held in the UNC libraries and historical collections.
- First Person Narratives of the American South, 1860-1920. Produced by the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress.
- Folk Medicine: A UCLA Folklore Archive Resource.
- The Founders' Constitution. The full text of the Kurland and Lerner five-volume work The Founder's Constitution.
- The Getting Word Oral History Project. A project of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation to follow the fate of Jefferson's slaves and their descendants.
- The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. Produced by the Yale Center for International and Area Studies and directed by David Brion Davis.
- Historical Picture Collections. Collected by Steven Schoenherr (University of San Diego).
- The History Channel. A good site for general historical information and programming on the History Channel.
- H-NET. Discussion groups, reviews, job listings.
- History Matters. The U.S. History Survey on the Web.
- International Institute of Social History. An especially useful site for labor history.
- Making of America Project. An excellent site for American studies. Includes a variety scanned journals and documents related to American history.
- Museum Resource Board.
- National Archives and Records Administration. An excellent site for the history of the federal government.
- National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
- Newspapers: Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
- Now What A Time. From the Library of Congress, this site presents music and other information from the Fort Valley (Georgia) State College Folk festivals from the early 1940s. This is especially useful for the study of African American music of the period.
- Organization of American Historians. Contains job listings and history links.
- The Papers of George Washington. The goal of this project is to create a complete edition of Washington's correspondence.
- Thomas Jefferson Digital Archives of the University of Virginia Library.
- Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations.
- Pennsylvania German Society.
- Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
- Smithsonian Institution Homepage.
- Smithsonian Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies. Includes information on the Festival of American Folklife and Smithsonian exhibitions, educational activities, and documentary films.
- U.S. Census Bureau.
- The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research.
- The Valley of the Shadow: Living the Civil War in Pennsylvania and Virginia. This project examines the history of two communities, Franklin County, Pa., and Augusta County, Va., on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line during the Civil War. An excellent example of comparative historical study.
- World Wide Web Server for Cultural Studies. Includes sites for African American studies, cultural and ethnic collections, and other useful sites.
- WWW-VL History: United States. Maintained at the University of Kansas by Lynn Nelson.