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History Internet Resources

Christy Singleton

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Christy Singleton
Reference Department - Office 110
phone: 254-968-1895
email: singleton@tarleton.edu

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing at reference@tarleton.edu, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

History Subcategories:

History

Local LabsFree socioeconomic data by geographic region. 

Virtual Library History - A joint project of the University of Kansas and Universityät Regensburg, this excellent resource has a wealth of links and is nearly comprehensive in its coverage of history.

Voice of the Shuttle: History Page - This well organized site from the University of California, Santa Barbara, is perhaps the most comprehensive in its collection of links to sites that are history related. It includes pre-history, general history links, European, Asian, US, Latin American, economic, military, journals and much more.

Ancient

Exploring Ancient World Cultures - Based at the University of Evansville, Indiana, this multi-award winning site covers the Ancient Near East, Ancient India, Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Early Islam, and Medieval Europe. It includes maps, links to related web sites, primary texts archived at the site, such as The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Genesis, The Papyrus of Ani (The Egyptian Book of the Dead) and more.

Perseus Project's Starting Points - Hosted by Tufts University, this site is also sponsored by Harvard University, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Getty Grant program and many others. Perseus has received many awards for its outstanding coverage of Greek, and more recently Roman, literature, history, art, and archaeology. This link points specifically to the Starting Points page, which has links to Overview of Archaic & Classical Greek History, and many of the primary texts archived at Perseus, such as Euclid's Elements, and Homer's Iliad.

TAHC:Texts for Ancient History Courses - Access select primary texts from Ancient, Greek, Roman Republican, Roman Imperial, and Late Antiquity. Documents include Jordanes' The Origins and Deeds of the Goths, Thucydides' The Peloponnesian War, Book 1, and Plutarch's Alcibiades.

Canada

Canadian Museum of Civilization - From the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, this site is a virtual museum and gives a great overview of Canadian history.

Canadiana, The Canadian Resource Page: Politics and History - Scroll down the page to find the Politics and History section, which has links to: Historical Document Collection, Canadian Economic History Page and Ghosts of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Europe

EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents From Western Europe - This noteworthy resource from Brigham Young University has links to primary documents from western European history. Some of the documents included are: Joan of Arc's Letter to the King of England, The Prince by Machiavelli, Columbus' Letter to the King and Queen of Spain, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, and Churchill's "We shall defend our island" speech. Note: Not every resource listed here is in English.

Labyrinth - This site is sponsored by Georgetown University and is nearly comprehensive in its coverage of Medieval history on the Internet. It includes links to Medieval and Renaissance documents archived on the Internet, journals and more.

Online Medieval and Classical Library - Based at UC Berkeley, this site archives a collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.

British History - Part of the larger award winning Britannia site dedicated to British history and culture, this page includes: British History Timeline, Arthurian Timeline, British Historical Documents, Wales: History & Culture, Conquest & Resistance, History Resources, Footnotes of History, Prime Ministers of Britain and more.

Latin America

Mesoweb - is devoted to the ancient cultures of Mexico and adjacent Central America, including the Olmec, Zapotec, Mixtec, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec and Maya (reserving the word Mayan for the language and the word Maya for the people and their culture).

Mexico: from Empire to Revolution - is a Web resource that draws upon the collection of the Getty Research Institute and extends the two-part exhibition held at the Institute between October 2000 and May 2001. Reproduced in the digital resource are cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite, albums, postcards and other forms of photography. The Photographers represented are either Mexican or European or North American. The work of some thirty known photographers is shown, alongside that of many others who remain anonymous. Together they provide a chronicle of Mexico from approximately 1857 to 1923, a chronicle explored in the History and Chronology sections of the resource.

Texas & the West

Mesoweb - is devoted to the ancient cultures of Mexico and adjacent Central America, including the Olmec, Zapotec, Mixtec, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Aztec and Maya (reserving the word Mayan for the language and the word Maya for the people and their culture).

Mexico: from Empire to Revolution - is a Web resource that draws upon the collection of the Getty Research Institute and extends the two-part exhibition held at the Institute between October 2000 and May 2001. Reproduced in the digital resource are cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite, albums, postcards and other forms of photography. The Photographers represented are either Mexican or European or North American. The work of some thirty known photographers is shown, alongside that of many others who remain anonymous. Together they provide a chronicle of Mexico from approximately 1857 to 1923, a chronicle explored in the History and Chronology sections of the resource.

United States

Age of Imperialism - This commercial site from Small Planet covers expansion in the Pacific, the Spanish American war, the Boxer Rebellion, the Panama Canal, documents from the era and a bibliography.

AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History - From Christopher Columbus' Letter to the King and Queen of Spain in 1494 to Clinton's Inaugural Speech in 1993, read the full text of significant documents in American History  at this site based at the University of Kansas.

American History - These well-done pages from PBS were designed to accompany shows, and include primary documents archived on site, as well as links to relevant resources.

Archiving Early America: Explore The Amazing World of Early America - The focus here is on primary source material from 18th Century America, including original newspapers, maps and writings. Find documents such as The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and The Bill of Rights, as well as documents arranged by themes, such as Milestone Events, Firsts!, The Lives of Early Americans and more. Note: These documents are scanned images of paper pages, rather than text, although they are readable as text.

Avalon Project - The mission of this Yale University project is to archive law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government documents. The site is divided into pre 18th century, 18th century, 19th century and 20th century documents, with an emphasis on, but not limited to Western and American historical documents. The site includes: the Athenian Constitution, Rights of Man, Communist Manifesto, the U2 Incident and a large collection of WW II documents.

Charters of Freedom - From the National Archives and Records Administration, view images of the original documents, and read the The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and the Magna Carta.

America's Founding Fathers - From the National Archives and Records Administration, get short biographies of each of the Founding Fathers who were delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

From Revolution to Reconstruction and what happened afterwards - This award winning site is a University of Groningen, The Netherlands project and gives a good overview of American history from the colonial period to the current era. The main source materials for this site are: An Outline of American History, authored by respected American historians, An Outline of American Government and An Outline of American Geography. It includes original essays and biographies by various contributors, with credentials listed. Perhaps most valuable are the important documents archived at this site which are not restricted to this time period, such as the Magna Carta, the Federalist Papers and Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

Making of America - From the University of Michigan, Making of America (MOA) contains primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. This particular page has links to each part of the collection which is browsable: UM MoA Journal Collection; Complete Bibliography of Books, organized by author; Complete Bibliography of Journal Articles, organized by author; as well as a link to the Cornell MoA Journal Collection. Access such documents as: "Africans at Home" in The Southern Quarterly Review (1854); Horace Mann's New Dangers to Freedom, and New Duties for Its Defenders (1850); or Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Other Poems (1858). Note: These documents are scanned images of paper pages, rather than text, although they are readable as text.

Nineteenth Century Documents Project - From Furman University, this site archives American documents from the nineteenth century, including: the Dred Scott Case, the Raid on Harper's Ferry, Andrew Carnegie's Wealth, and much more.

Time Line The Civil War, 1861-1865 - Based at the Library of Congress, this time line is drawn largely from the work of Richard B. Morris, in particular his Encyclopedia of American History. This site includes events and photographs.

World

Center for World Indigenous Studies,- this award winning searchable site archives documents that reflect the social, political, strategic, economic, and human rights issues of Fourth World nations.

Find World War II Historical Materials - links to all kinds of World War II information.

Great War Interactive Timeline - From PBS, find out about World War I by clicking on the dates.

Library of Congress Country Studies - These studies are written by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists, describing and analyzing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Included in each study are excellent historical overviews.

Reading About the World: A Reader for the Study of World Civilizations - This site from Washington State University is a virtual textbook, divided into two volumes: Reading About the World, Volume 1, A Reader for the Study of World Civilizations from Ancient Mesopotamia through the Southern European Renaissance and Reading About the World, Volume 2, A Reader for the Study of World Civilizations from the Northern European Renaissance to the Present. Links to the full text where available. Some of the linked documents include: Pericles' Funeral Oration, Ono no Komachi's The hue of the cherry, and Thomas Paine's Profession of Faith.

World History Archives - This award winning commercial site covers Africa, The Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific region, as well as international issues in contemporary world history.

World War I Document Archive - From Brigham Young University, this site offers official documents, personal reminiscences, a WWI Biographical Dictionary, a WWI Image Archive, special topics articles and links to other WWI resources.

World War II Resources: Primary source materials on the Web - This resource based at the University of North Carolina includes links to the French Yellow Book, the British War Blue Book, Time Line of WW2, Pearl Harbor Attack Hearings, speeches of FDR, related sites and more.

WWWomen History - This site collects links to bibliographies, biographies, diaries and information of women in history, such as Barbara Jordan, Anne Frank and Elizabeth I. It has links to such sites as: History of Women in Science & Technology; Egyptian Economy and Non-royal Women: Their Status in Public Life; Early Myth and the Goddess in Ancient China; and African American Women During the Civil War.

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