|General Sites for the History Profession|
The History Net
Current articles of interest and links to journals dealing with US, Military, and British history.
The publisher's links page provides a database of more than 350 annotated and reviewed links dealing with American history and Western Civilization. The Study Guide for The American Promise can also be found at this site.
Organized by the OAH, this site is a good place to start when looking to see "what's out there."
The American Historical Association is dedicated to "the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research." The AHA's monthly journal, Perspectives, is available online and has articles on teaching history, preventing plagiarism and other commentary.
Links to the resources of the Smithsonian. Interesting sites for American social and cultural history. For short biographies of a host of American athletes, inventors, Native Americans, Founding Fathers etc... look at the Smithsonian's Spotlight Biography
Historical Text Archive
More that 5000 sensibly organized links on a wide variety of topics can be found on this page. There are also hundreds of research papers and reports that are searchable by keyword or subject.
The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School has collected more than 3500 full text documents concerning US legal, economic, political and diplomatic history. This is a very useful site for researchers and is searchable by century, topic or through one of the 64 document collections..
An online repository of primary documents that "reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to form a more perfect union'". Beginning with the Lee Resolution of June 7th, 1776, the site will ultimately contains 100 primary documents and will include full-page scans of each document.
Making of America
Cornell University, in conjunction with the University of Michigan, maintains this "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. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints." The multivolume monograph "The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies" may be of particular interest..
The Best of History
An easy to use gateway to some interesting resources. The Center For Teaching History With Technology has provided over 1000 links to topically arranged web sites on this page. There are also oral histories, map sources and lesson plans.
Another useful gateway site designed for high school and college instructors who teach survey courses. A variety of teaching materials, primary documents and discussions on teaching US history.