American History Links for Students
GENERAL INTEREST WEBSITES
A Guide to the SQ4R Critical Reading Method
Carleton College Library critical assessment of this online encyclopedia.
Comprehensive facts about the world's countries.
Best of History
A gateway site to various online collections, including American history.
Quarterly online magazine on American History from the Gilder Lehrman
The American Memory Website
of the Library of Congress
Documents and photographs from the Library's massive collection
spanning over 250 years.
National Archives and Records Administration Exhibit
Letters, telegrams, photographs illustrating more than a century of social change in the
An excellent collection pertaining to all the American Presidents from
University of California, Santa Barbara
President Online Reference Resource
In-depth material on the American presidents from the University of Virginia
Links to historical and contemporary debates and decisions concerning the
Supreme Court Collection of the Cornell University Legal Information Institute
Historic Supreme Court decisions listed by topic.
DIGITAL PRIMARY SOURCES
Digital History Online American History Textbook
An interactive, multimedia history of the United States from the
Revolution to the present.
The American Catholic History Classroom
The Catholic University of America resource of primary sources
Bay Area Social Justice History Project
Documents, visual sources, and bibliography on the civil rights movement in the
San Francisco Bay Area.
Angeles Digital Archive
Texts and visual sources for the history of LA, from the University of Southern
Online Archive of California
Pictures documenting the history of California from earliest times to the present.
Library Digital Collections
California topics, including California cultures, the 1906 earthquake, Free
Primary sources on a wide variety of California topics and suggestions for
research and writing.
Civil Rights and Labor History Project
Primary and secondary sources for research on this important city.
York City History Web Resources
Texts and visual sources for the history of "the big apple," from the
New York Public Library.
History Museum Online Sources
Texts and visual sources for the history of America's "second city."
the American South
An extensive digital library with texts and visuals, from the University of
North Carolina Library
Center for Digital History
A gateway site for several excellent digital collections on Virginia
CIVIL RIGHTS, WOMEN, RELIGION, LABOR, ETHNIC HISTORY, AMERICAN
Rights Digital Library
Audio and visual materials on the 20th century civil rights movement, from the
University of Georgia Libraries.
Overviews and Bibliographies
Useful overviews and readings assembled by Professor David Walls of Sonoma State
University of Miami site with a video archive, bibliography, and timelines of
Smith Collection, Women's History Archives of Smith College
Documents, oral history interviews, and visual materials on American women's
Archive Encyclopedia of Jewish Women
Biographical and topical articles on Jewish women in America and beyond.
The Pew Forum on Religion
and Public Life
Resources for the study of religion in contemporary America, from a non-partisan
Washington, D.C. foundation.
America: Religion in American History
Essays by historians on the role of religious belief from colonial times to the
Materials for the study of American Labor History from the Labor and Working
Class History Association
Samuel Gompers Papers
Materials on the history of the labor movement and the founder of the American
Federation of Labor.
Walter P. Reuther Library
Materials for the study of the United Auto Workers union, the CIO, and Detroit,
Resources, including digital collections, from the University of Washington
The Harlem Renaissance Resource
Library of Congress collections pertaining to this topic.
Mexican American History Guides
Resources from the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian
Resources, including digital collections, from the Center for Educational
Technology of Berkeley, California.
Life Histories, Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project
Nearly 3,000 personal stories illustrating life in the USA from 1936 to 1940.
Perspectives in American Literature -- A Research and Reference Guide
Bibliographies, some brief biographies, and some links to online collections
covering all periods of American literary history, from a professor emeritus at
California State University, Stanislaus.
Look here for biographical information, primary source documents, and even audio and
visual materials relating to presidential history since World War II.
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library
The Harry S. Truman Library
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
The John F. Kennedy Library
The Lyndon B. Johnson Library
The Richard M. Nixon Library
The Gerald Ford Library
The Jimmy Carter Library
The Ronald Reagan Library
The George Bush Library