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Included are some in-depth articles, a listing to other sites of value and links to selected full-text articles. This site is produced and maintained by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs (

Site which serves as an online exhibit of the Library of Congress' Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture.

Provided by Columbia University, this subject guide focuses on online primary sources in African American Studies.

Focus is on full-text historical documents. Arranged by date. There is also a section called EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe.

American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.

Use this gateway to find resources and primary source collections available to the public through the Library of Congress.

Biographical information of U.S. congressional officials. Searchable by name, position, state, party, year, or congress.

Presented by the BBC, this site provides an overview of how the British Empire was established and gained such global dominance. Featured topics include the British presence in India, trade in the empire and the impact of World War II on the British Colonies.

Digital library of sources for British History developed by the University of London and the History of Parliament Trust. Contains some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.

Here you will find biographies and links to resources about notable women throughout history and the present. Search or browse by women or subject.

Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Currently DocSouth includes seven thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.

Arranged in chronological order, each entry provides a one page biography, a portrait/photograph, and a link to their husband's biography. Maintained by the official White House web page.

The Internet Women's History Sourcebook is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented for educational use.

Created and maintained by the Research Institute for the Study of Man (RISM), this directory provides links to Caribbean newspapers, scholarly journals in Caribbean Studies, organizations and research centers.

Contains information on the food, fashion, religion, education, and other cultural aspects of England in the time of Queen Elizabeth.

A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

This collection includes accurate transcriptions of many important and representative primary texts from nineteenth century American history, with special emphasis on those sources that shed light on sectional conflict and transformations in regional identity.

Contains over 25,000 primary sources from 330 of Ohio's archives, historical societies, libraries and museums. Documents Ohio's past from prehistory to the present.

Since its establishment in 1999, the project has collected thousands of pages of material on security-related issues of the Cold War, published a large number of online documentaries on central issues such as mutual threat perceptions and alliance management, and organized several major international conferences on war planning, intelligence, and intra-bloc tensions.

Includes "background information, election results, cabinet members, presidency highlights, and some odd facts on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included to enrich this site."

Selected materials from the Schomburg Center. Includes digitized images from the collections, online exhibits and information about the collections of the Schomburg Center.

Excellent list of links of sites on military history and related topics. Created and maintained by the Society for Military History, an organization devoted to stimulating and advancing the study of military history.

Find out what happened in history on this day and any other date of your choosing; Also includes "This Day in Civil War History" section; each "day in history" includes a birthday section and a chart toppers section.

This site provides state and county demographic information from 1790 to 1970 based on census data and other sources.

Directory of Online Resources about Victorian England (1837-1901) created and maintained by Academic Info. To be included the primary focus of the site must be academic, with its intended audience at the upper high school level or above. A priority is adding digital collections from libraries, museums, and academic organizations and sites offering unique online content.

Contains information on the literature, politics, arts, social issues, economics, science and technology of the Victorian Age.