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Holland House Library, Kensington London During the Blitz, 1940

Holland House Library, Kensington London During the Blitz, 1940

ACC
Atlas (Map Room)
Books
Reference Desk
Core Gateway
Government History
Textbooks
Free Lectures/MOOCs
Audio & Video
Current Radio & Podcasts
Political Cartoons
Magazine & Newspaper Archives
Primary Sources
Topical Gateways
Global History
Big History
Pedagogy
Clueless?

Lady Liberty

Columbia: Could You Pass A U.S. Citizenship Test? CLICK HERE

ACC
ACC Library Home Page
ACC Library eBooks (Including GVRL, CQ Press Library & Oxford)
JSTOR Journal Database ID Required
Library History Database ID Required
Library: U.S. History Homepage
History Website Gateway

History Department Student Resources
Research Guides for History

History Films On Demand ID Required; Scroll to History

Books
ACC eBooks
Bartleby.com
HathiTrust Digital Library
Hundred Zeros: History Free Kindle Downloads
Open Library
ProQuest (eBooks, Newspapers [AP], Journals, Articles, Dissertations, etc.)
Project Gutenberg
Pulitzer Prize Winners Guide to Winners in History & Finalists
Turning the Pages (the British Library)

Reference Desk
101 Great University Libraries (Leslie Hansen)
American Presidency Project (UC-Santa Barbara)
AskHistorians (Reddit)

Bartleby.com: English Usage, Style & Composition
Bill of Rights (of U.S. Constitution)
Book Reviews (New York Times Sunday Reviews Archive)
Casualty Rates for American Wars
Constitution of the U.S.
Constitution-Annotated (Cornell U. Law)
Constitution-Annotated (New York Times)

Corporate Histories (History Factory)
Court Cases (Oyez–IIT Chicago-Kent Law School)
Declaration of Independence
Democracy Index (Link to Economist Intelligence Unit)
Dictionary (WorldNet Search–Princeton)
Digital Book Index: U.S. History persistence and quality of links varies
Digital History: Reference Room (U. Houston)
Digital History: Resources (Not Even Past)

Documents (Yale Avalon Project)
Documents (Teaching American History)
Documents (Charters of Freedom) Includes Constitution & Declaration of Independence
Documents (Don Mabry-Mississippi St.)
Encyclopedia
Etymology Dictionary
Famous Trials (Missouri-Kansas City)
Historical Almanac [Including Documents]
Idioms Dictionary
Idioms, Phrases & Expression (the Phrase-Finder)
Inflation Calculator (1800-Present)
Internet Archive: Film, Audio, Text, Music
Legal Information Institute (Cornell Univ.)
Military Industrial Complex: Tallies Stats on Military Contracts
Money in Politics (Open Secrets-Center for Responsive Politics)
Names: How to Pronounce Them
Newspapers: USA
Newspapers: USA & Worldwide
NNDB Aggregator (Connections) Mapper Requires Flash 7 & Javascript
ProQuest (eBooks, Newspapers [AP], Journals, Articles, Dissertations, etc.)
Political Party Platforms (UC-Santa Barbara)
Project MUSE: History Journals & Books (Johns Hopkins)
ProQuest
Quote/Counterquote (Origins, Uses & Abuses of Famous Quotations & Phrases)

Rand Corporation (Non-Profit Research Organization)
Readex Collection of Documents, Newspapers, etc. (1639-1900)
Religious Scriptures
Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language (1755)
Statistics: Pew Research Center: Numbers, Facts & Trends
Tax History Project (Bi-Partisan Tax Analysts)
Taxes: History of Top Tax Rate (Tax Policy Center-Brookings Institute)
Taxes: All U.S. Brackets, 2013-Present (Tax Foundation)

U.S. Federal Budget & History of U.S. Public Debt (Wikipedia)
U.S. Historic Population Chart (OpenStax College, Rice U.)
U.S. Presidents (OpenStax College, Rice U.)
USAFacts.org (Steve Ballmer)
Voting America, United States Politics, 1840-2008 (Univ. of Richmond)
Vote Smart: Issues, Statements, Campaign Donations
WikiHistoria (Junior High Level)

WorldCat: World’s Largest Bibliographic Database requires free user sign-in

Core Gateway
15-Minute History (Univ. of Texas, Then & Now)

19th c. Masterfile, Including Niles’ Weekly Register (ParaText) requires subscription
Alpha History (Resources and Brief Overviews of Selected Subjects)
American Heritage: Collections, Travel & Great Writings
American History Online

American West (Newberry Library, U. of Chicago)
Avalon Documents Collection (Yale U.)
C-SPAN AHTV (American History TV)

Chronicles of America
Civil War Home Page
Columbia Univ. American History Online
Constitution-Annotated (Cornell U. Law)
Declaration Resources Project (Harvard U.)

Digital History (U. of Houston & Chicago Historical Society)
Digital Public Library of America

Docs Populi (Lincoln Cushing, Oakland Museum of California)
eHistory (Ohio St.)

EH.Net: Economic History Association
Eyewitness to History
Founders Online
Gilder Lehrman History By Era
GIS For History: Geographical Information Systems (NEH, U. of Illinois-Chicago)
Georgia Center for Digital History Forthcoming
Great History Sites
H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online (Matrix: Michigan St.)
Historical Society (A Blog Devoted To History For The Academy & Beyond)
History Animated
History Engine (Univ. of Richmond)

History & the Human Experience (Buzzle.com)
History Is A Weapon
History IT (Portland, ME)

History Matters
History Matters Gateway
History Net

History News Network [Archive]
History News Network’s Top 5 Least Credible History Books In Print
History Now
History Pin (London)
History Place

History Portal (Wikipedia)
History Spin (Mark Perlberg, Contributor-Generated)
International History Declassified (Woodrow Wilson Center)
Invasion of America (U. of Georgia)
Khan Academy: History
Library of Congress: American Memory
MacroHistory & World Report (Frank Smitha)
Military History Now

Modern History Sourcebook (Fordham)
National Archives
National Coalition for History (UCLA)
National Museum of American History (Smithsonian)

Omohundro Institute: Digital Projects (William & Mary)
Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective (Ohio St.)
Outhistory.Org (U.S. LGBT History)
Politico: History Department

Project MUSE: History Journals & Books (Johns Hopkins)
Real Clear History
Shmoop: History (“student speak”)
Smart History (Art History Presented by Kahn Academy)
Smithsonian’s History Explorer
Society for Military History
Spartacus Educational

Spatial History Project (Stanford)
Virginia Center for Digital History
William Loren Katz

Government History
USA.Gov
American Military Pocket Atlas, 1776 (Dartmouth)

Army Center for Military History
Atomic Bomb & the End of World War II: A Collection of Primary Documents (National Security Archives @ GWU)
Avalon Documents Collection (Yale U.)
Bill of Rights (of U.S. Constitution)
Budget [Congressional Budget Office]
Budget (IT Dashboard)
Bureau of Economic Analysis (Department of Commerce)
Census Bureau Abstracts (Historical Statistics)
CIA World Fact Book
Constitution of C.S.A.
Constitution of U.S.
Court Cases (Judiciary)
Data [General]
Declaration of Independence
Department of State [Office of the Historian]
Ellis Island Passenger Search
Federal Educational Resources (Various Resources)
Federal Reserve History Gateway (Federal Reserve)

FRED: Federal Reserve Economic Data (St. Louis Fed)
House of Representatives Office of the Clerk
House of Representatives Office of the Historian
Inflation Calculator (1914 > Present)
Library of Congress [American Memory]
NASA History Division
National Archives: Records Division
National Archives: Digital Vault
National Archives: Founders Online
National Institute of Standards & Technology: A Walk Through Time
National Museum of American History (Smithsonian)

National Park Service [Historical Sites]
National Postal Museum
National Security Archive (George Washington Univ.)
NSA Cryptological Museum Virtual Tour
NSA Nuclear Vault

PBS American Experience
Pentagon Papers (National Archives)
Presidential Powers (NPC)
Revolutionary Secrets: Cryptology & the American Revolution (NSA)

Senate Historical Office
Social Security History (Social Security Administration)
Social Security: SS & Medicare Historical Tax Rates (FICA & SECA)
Spending (USASpending, Transparency.Gov)
Statistics: U.S. Census Bureau [Statistical Abstract]
THOMAS (Tracks Current Congressional Bills)
U.S. Army War College Gateway (Carlisle, PA)

Textbooks
U.S. History: Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium (U.S. History.org)
Digital History: Hypertext History (U. Houston, Chicago Historical Society)
Lies My Teacher Told Me (James Loewen, C-SPAN Interview)
 LEFT
OpenStax College (Rice University) CENTER Donations Welcome
A Peoples’ History of the United States, Howard Zinn LEFT
Patriot’s History of the United States (excerpts) Schweikart & Allen RIGHT
Sage American History CENTER
Untold History of the United States, Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick
LEFT
American Journey (Wabash 8th Grade Text) Requires Adobe 6.0 ^
American Yawp
CENTER

Free Lectures/MOOCs
Academic Earth: History Courses
Big History Project & Chrono
Class Central: History (Gateway)
Coursera

edX 
Education Portal Very Basic
FlatWorld Knowledge
Gilder Lehrman Registration Required
Harvard
HippoCampus
HistoryFaculty.org
Houston (University of)

Kahn Academy: History
MIT

Open Culture
Stanford
UC-Berkeley
UC-Los Angeles
Yale

Audio & Video
ACC Library: History Films on Demand ID Required
American Leaders Speak: Recordings from WWI & the 1920s (LC)
American Radio Works History Documentaries
Audio History Project (Radio Diaries)
British Pathé (YouTube)
C-SPAN AHTV (American History TV)

C-SPAN Video Archive
Eyewitness to History: Audio
Eyewitness to History: Film
Footage Archive: Videos From the Past (YouTube)
Fox Movietone (Fox News)

Hearst Metrotone (UCLA Film & Archives Collection)
History & Politics Out Loud (NEH & Michigan St.)
History of Ideas (BBC4)
Intelligence² Debates (Archive) / Debate Library

John Green CrashCourse: US History (YouTube)
Khan Academy: History
Library of Congress & National Film Preservation Board Moving Images
Lift Every Voice: Music in American Life (U. of Virginia)
Miller Center for Public Affairs, Presidential Recordings 1940s > (UVA)
Motion Pictures & Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies (Library of Congress)
Moving Image Research Collections (U. of South Carolina)
National Jukebox: Historical Recordings (Library of Congress)
New York Philharmonic: Digital Archives
Newsreel Archive (Archive Farms Collection)
Omohundro Institute: Doing History (William & Mary)

PBS American Experience Archives (Selected Full Episodes & Shorts)
Prelinger Archives: Video & Audio (Internet Archive, San Francisco)
Radio Free Europe & Radio Liberty, 1949-72 (Wilson Center Digital Archive)
Real Clear History Video Archive
Reel American History (Lehigh University)
Spanish-American War in Film (Library of Congress)
Texas Archive of the Moving Image (UT-RTF)
Top Documentary Films: History (Free)

UCLA Film & Television Archive [Online Exhibitions]
Universal Newsreels (Prelinger Archives)
Watergate Tapes (Washington Post)

Radio & Podcasts
15 Minute History (UT-Austin)
BackStory w. the American History Guys (VFH)
Ben Franklin’s World (Liz Covart)
Dan Snow’s History Hit

Hardcore History (Dan Carlin)
In Our Time (BBC)
Memory Palace (Nate DiMeo)
Stuff You Missed In History Class (HowStuffWorks)
Think: History (KERA Dallas-NPR / SMU)

Political Cartoons
Dr. Suess Went to War: A Catalog of Political Cartoons (UC-San Diego)
HarpWeek [Cartoons]
Herblock’s History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium (Library of Congress)
Spartacus Educational: Cartoons

Magazine & Newspaper Archives
Accessible Archives
American Conservative (Archive) RIGHT
American Heritage CENTER
American Prospect LEFT
American Scholar Current Articles Only Free (Phi Beta Kappa)
Atlantic Monthly (1995-Present) NEAR LEFT/CENTER
Chicago Tribune CENTER
Christian Science Monitor (1908-1980) CENTER
Commentary (1945-Present) NEAR RIGHT
Enter Stage Right RIGHT
Foreign Affairs (temporarily free)
Foreign Policy CENTER
Library of Congress: Chronicling America
Los Angeles Times CENTER
National Review
RIGHT
New York Times (1851-1922 & 1986-Present) NEAR LEFT/CENTER
Newspapers: USA
Newspapers: USA & Worldwide
ProQuest (eBooks, Newspapers [AP], Journals, Articles, Dissertations, etc.)
Police Gazette (good for 19th c. West)
Politico Magazine: History Dept.
CENTER
Real Clear History LEFT < > RIGHT
Saturday Evening Post (Selected Archives)
Smithsonian [History & Archeology] CENTER
TIME CENTER/NEAR LEFT
Wall Street Journal (1889-1989) NEAR RIGHT/CENTER
Washington Post NEAR LEFT

Primary Sources
Accessible Archives
Avalon Project: American History, 1492-Present (Yale U.)
Constitution.Org: Treasury of Primary Documents
Digital Commons @ Industrial & Labor Relations (Cornell U.)
Digital History: Primary Sources (U. of Houston)
Digital Public Library of America
Docs Populi (Lincoln Cushing, Oakland Museum of California)
Gilder Lehrman: Featured Primary Documents
Internet History Sourcebook: Full Texts (Fordham U.)
Library of Congress: American Memory
National Archives: DocsTeach
Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents
Spartacus Educational: American History (UK)
Valley of the Shadow Project: Two Communities in the American Civil War

Topical Gateways
Advertising in America, 1850-1920 (Duke) & 1911-1955
African America (ACC Links)
African-American Studies (Oxford)
Africans in America (PBS)
Agriculture Core History (Cornell U.)
Alcohol, Temperance & Prohibition (Brown Univ.)
Alexander Hamilton: the Man Who Made America (NY Historical Society)
Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America (1831)
American Journeys [Primary Accounts of Exploration & Settlement]
American Revolution (Joseph Logan)
American Transcendentalism (Va. Commonwealth U.)
Anti-Saloon League, 1893-1933 (Westerville, OH Public Library)
Art & Identity in the British No. American Colonies (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Atlantic Slave Trade & Slave Life in the Americas (UVA)

Atomic Bomb & the End of World War II: A Collection of Primary Documents (National Security Archives @ GWU)
Black Loyalists of the American Revolution
Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero
Bracero History Project, 1942-64 (Smithsonian-Brown-G. Mason-UTEP)
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 Digital Collection (Free Library of Philadelphia)
Center for the Study of First Americans (Texas A&M)
Civil War Memory (Kevin Levin)

Civil War Trust Battle Apps
Civil Rights Cold Case Project (Coroners Reports from 6 South Carolina Counties)

Civil Rights Digital Library (UGA-Athens)
Cold War International History Project (Woodrow Wilson Center)
Cold War Studies @ Harvard
Continental Congress Journals, 34 Volumes (1774-75)
Civil War (Joseph Logan)
Common-Place Early America (Florida State)
Densho Japanese-American [Incarceration Camp] Legacy Project (Seattle)
Digital Commons @ Industrial & Labor Relations (Cornell U.)
Disability History (Smithsonian Museum of American History)

Do History: Martha Ballard Diary
Documenting the American South (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Dolly Madison Project (Virginia Center for Digital History)
Dramas of the Haymarket (Northwestern & Chicago Historical Society)
Early American Crime: An Exploration of Crime, Criminals & Punishments from America’s Past (Anthony Vaver)
Einstein Archives Online (U. of Jerusalem, CIT & Princeton)

Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project (George Washington U.)
English Magna Carta (1215)

Early American Library (Marquette)
Ellis Island Passenger Search
Emma Goldman Papers (Cal-Berkeley)
Evolution of the Conservation Movement (Library of Congress)
Franklin: FDR Presidential Library & Museum (Marist)
Federalist Papers, 1-85 by Madison, Hamilton & Jay (1787-88)
Firsthand Account of Paul Revere’s Ride (1775)
First-Person Narratives of the American South (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Flint-General Motors Sit-Down Strike, 1936-37 (Michigan St.)
Food (Smithsonian Museum of American History)
Frederick Douglass Papers (Library of Congress)
Great Chicago Fire & the Web of Memory (Northwestern & Chicago Historical Society)
HarpWeek [Cartoons]
Her Hat Was In The Ring!: U.S. Women Who Ran For Political Office Prior to 1820 (Various)

History Central
History of Jim Crow
History Through Deaf Eyes (Gallaudet University)
Holocaust Memorial Museum [U.S.]

In Motion: African-American Migration
Innovation (Smithsonian Museum of American History)
International Relations Data Site (Univ. of North Texas)
Jefferson’s Bible: Life & Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (1803-1820)
Jefferson’s Monticello
Jefferson’s Recommended Reading
Jefferson’s Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774) PDF
Jesuit Relations & Allied Documents, 1610-1791 (Creighton)
Jews in America, Our Story
JFK Library & Museum
John Brown’s Patriotic Treason (PBS)
Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition (U. Nebraska-Lincoln)
Lakota Winter Counts (Museum of Natural History)
Latino History (Smithsonian Museum of American History)

Lincoln Institute (Lehrman Institute)
Like a Family: the Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (UNC-Chapel Hill)
LBJ Presidential Library & Museum
Lost Museum of P.T. Barnum (American Social History Project)
Madison’s Memorial & Remonstrance (1785)
Mary Rowlandson’s Captivity Narrative (1682)
Material History of American Religion Project
Making of America: Antebellum > Reconstruction (Michigan)
Mapping Decline: St. Louis & the American City (U. of Iowa)
Mario Savio Speech @ UC Berkeley (1964)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute (Stanford)
Mason’s Virginia Declaration of Rights (June 1776)
Medicine & Madison Avenue (Duke)
Merlot History Portal (California State U.)
Miller Center for Public Affairs, Presidency (UVA)
National Women’s History Project (Resource Center)
Native America (ACC Links)
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (Kansas City)
New Deal Network
New York Armory Show of 1913 (U. of Virginia)
Newseum Digital Classroom
19th-Century Schoolbooks (Pitt)
Nixon’s Trip to China Archives (Nixon Library)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] Archives & Documents
Not Even Past (UT)
People With History: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans* History (Fordham)
Pentagon Papers (National Archives)
Plymouth Colony Archive Project
Poetic Waves: Angel Island (Chinese Immigration Center)
Prosperity & Thrift in the Coolidge Era, 1921-29 (Library of Congress)
Religion & the American Founding (Library of Congress)
Roger Williams’ Bloody Tenent (1644)
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Museum
Salem: Witchcraft Hysteria (National Geographic)
Salem Witchcraft Outbreak Verbatim Transcripts (1692)

Sarah Bradford, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, 1869 (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project (UW)
Secessionist Editorials Project (AHA-Robert Townsend)
Shay’s Rebellion of 1786 (Springfield Tech CC)
Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-69)
Slavery Geography in Virginia (Va. Center for Digital History)
Slave Narratives From the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-38 (Library Congress)
Slavery & the Making of America (PBS)
Slavery in New York (New York Historical Society)
Sports History [U.S.]
Story of Virginia (Virginia Historical Society)
Studs Terkel Conversations With America (Chicago History Museum)
Texas Slavery Project (Univ. of North Texas)

Thomas Paine’s Common Sense (1776)
Transatlantic Slave Trade Database
Trenchard & Gordon’s Cato’s Letters (1720-23)
Triangle Factory Fire, 1911 (Cornell U.)
Triumph Over Slavery (Schomberg & New York Public Library)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin & American Culture (UVA)
Underground Railroad: William Still Diary (PHS-Gutenberg)
U.S. Grant’s Memoirs of the Civil War (Gutenberg Project)
Vietnam Project & Archive (Texas Tech)
Virtual Jamestown (NPS)
Visualizing Emancipation (U. of Richmond)
Votes for Women: Documents from the AWSA (Library of Congress)
The Way of Improvement Leads Home (John Fea)

W.E.B. Du Bois Papers (UMass-Amherst)
Washington State History: HistoryLink

Washington’s Farewell Address (1796)
Web Chronology Project (WebChron)
Who’s Who & What’s What In the Books of Dr. Seuss (Dartmouth)
Wizard of Oz (Library of Congress)
Women & Social Movements International, 1840-Present (Alexander Street Press)
Women’s History (Smithsonian Museum of American History)

World War I Museum (Kansas City)
World War II Archive-Links (Avalon Project Yale)
WTO History Project (UW)

Global History
Art History
History World (Encyclopedia of Britain)
History Central (HIN-Kansas)
Asian Gateway
Ancient Africa
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Ancient & Medieval Classics
European Middle Ages
Islamic History Sourcebook (Fordham)
Latin America (UT)
Medieval Medical Illustrations (MacKinney Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill)
Middle East (Ohio State)
South Asian Texts & Documents (So. Dakota St.)
Western Civilization Gateway (ACC)
World Civilization Gateway (Boston University)
Issues in African History (Iowa)

Big History
Big History Project (David Christian)
ChronoZoom (UC-Berkeley)
Cosmic Evolution: From Big Bang to Humankind (Harvard)
Deep History; Daniel Lord Smail & Andrew Shryock, “History & the ‘Pre'” (AHR 2013)

Pedagogy see Core Gateway above, too
Bill of Rights Institute (the “Brinstitute”)
Digital History (U. of Houston & Chicago Historical Society)
Gilder Lehrman History
By Era
How to Become a Teacher (Teachers of Tomorrow)
H.S.I.: Historical Scene Investigation (William & Mary)
Newseum Digital Classroom
OER Commons: History (Open Educational Resources)
Stanford History Education Group (Stanford)
Teaching American History
Teachinghistory.org (CHNM/DOE)

Clueless?
Don’t feel bad.  I’d be clueless, too, if I was operating on your appendix or overhauling your engine or programming the computer you’re currently using.  Maybe you’re rusty on history and need a brief basics-for-beginners refresher before diving into the chapters.  These videos might help, with corresponding History Hub chapters to the right.  Keep in mind that the content may vary slightly from our text, and these have nothing directly to do with our exams or learning objectives.  These are a starting point only, to orient you before starting to read the chapters.

1301:
U.S. History Review Part I: Discovery to Colonization (How It Happens)  HH Chapters 2-9
U.S. History Review Part II: Unity & Division (How It Happens)  HH Chapters 10-20
U.S. History Review Part III: Reconstruction & Expansion (How It Happens)  HH Chapters 21-23

1302:
U.S. History Review Part IV: Roar, Crash & Boom (How It Happens)  HH Chapters 7-12
Crash & Great Depression (How It Happens)  HH Chapter 8
The New Deal in Three Minutes (How It Happens)  HH Chapter 9
How the Cold War Happened in Four Minutes (How It Happens)  HH Chapters 13-14

U.S. History Review Part V: CHAOS & Tension (How It Happens)  HH Chapters 13-22

History Hub by Cameron Addis (2012) is licensed under a:
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