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  • Best of History Web Sites reviews of history websites.
  • Discovering Women's History  This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to Katrina Thomas's photographs of ethnic weddings from the late 20th century. Search, or browse by subject, state, time period, or primary source type. Maintained by librarian Ken Middleton of Middle Tennessee State University.
  • _Common-place_ 'This promising new quarterly online publication situates itself somewhere between a popular magazine and scholarly journal, offering a common place for a variety of readers to explore and exchange ideas about American history. '
  • Free Dictionary.com features “This Day in History,” “Word of the Day,” and “Today’s Birthday,” and an archive of history events
  • History Guide over 3,000 resources
  • History Net The Weider History Group publishes a wide range of military history magazines, including America's Civil War and Civil War Times. They've also been generous enough to create this website, which offers a wide range of articles from their different publications. First-time visitors to the homepage may want to start out by taking a shot at the Daily Quiz, which offers up a range of questions on everything from steamship battles to military operations in the South Pacific. Next, visitors may wish to click on over to the Features area, which includes articles culled from the magazines on Marine POW's, the Battle of New Orleans, as well as noted gunfighter Ben Thompson and his brother Billy. Moving on, visitors can also take part in the online forums where they can ask questions about battle tactics, the history of ground warfare, and the USS Ironsides.
  • Hyper History world history.
  • Historical Society of Michigan
  • The Nobel Prize the official web site of the Nobel Foundation. Providing a wealth of background to every Nobel Prize since 1901, the site presents Nobel Lectures, biographies, interviews, photos, articles, video clips, press releases, educational games and a great deal more information about the Nobel Laureates and their work.
  • Veterans History Project from the Library of Congress
  • The War Times Portala subject index providing links about wars and conflicts.
  • Women In History
    • Discovering American Women's History Online This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to interviews with women engineers from the 1970s.
    • Women in World History Curriculua for high school and college, includes primary sources and teaching strategies, more than 200 primary sources, scholarly reviews of online primary source archives, multimedia case studies, and online teaching discussion forums. The goal is to help high-school and college world history teachers and their students locate, analyze, and learn from primary sources dealing with women and gender in world history.
    • Women Who Changed History (Scholastic) Discover women who have made a difference. Biographies, pictures, interviews where possible, and links to related topics. Amelia Earhart is especially well fleshed-out with activities and a teachers guide that includes standards-based lesson plans.

World History

  • Tudor England: 1485 to 1603 from a hobbyist.
  • Early Canadiana Online (ECO) primary sources in Canadian History.
  • Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Thermopylae This article describes the battle of Thermopylae fought in 480 B.C. by an alliance of Greek city-states and the invading Persian Empire. After the Battle of Thermopylae, Persian King Xerxes secretly buried most of the Greek dead and all but 1,000 of his own slain, in order to conceal from his army just how few men had held up his progress for so long.
  • A History of the Crusades Based on a six-volume history edited by Kenneth M. Setton and published by University of Wisconsin Press; this site is provided by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.
  • Korean History Project Produced by the Korean History Project, this site will contain a free and complete online version of the Project's substantial 1,400-page tome of the same title.
  • Learning Curve -- UK Public Records Office [Shockwave, Quicktime, .pdf, Java]. British history resource, including some important documents including the Magna Carta, and Shakespeare's will.
  • The Napoleonic Guide all things Napoleon.

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