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GENERAL & MISC.

The Airchive - museum of commercial aviation
Ancestry.com - Military - searchable American military service records going back to the Revolutionary War, plus WWII newsreels
Around the World in the 1890s - 900+ photos from Library of Congress
Best of History Websites - lots of links, with a 5-star rating system
Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
drive-ins.com
Famous Left-Handers
Find A Grave
Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches From Around the World
The History Channel:
HistoryWorld
Images of Native Americans: The Bancroft Library
Killer Fonts - computer fonts based on the handwriting of famous murderers, also dead presidents and other historical figures
My Facts Page - Historical Information Resources [big list]
Out Of The Past: 400 Years of Lesbian and Gay History in America [PBS]
People's Century 1900-1999 [PBS]
Reverse Speech Home Page - famous speeches played backwards reveal hidden messages (RealAudio clips)
Talking History - weekly talk program via RealAudio
Today in History - from the American Memory collections at the Library of Congress

CALIFORNIA

California Historical Society
The Land of Glittering Dreams - contemporary photos of Gold Rush sites
Yesterland - bygone Disneyland attractions remembered

USA: General

Ad*Access - huge collection of ads from newspapers and magazines 1911-1955
America on the Move - history of transportation in USA, from National Museum of American History
American RadioWorks - The President Calling - taped phone calls by Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon
America's Story from America's Library [Library of Congress]
American Heritage (magazine)
American Memory [Library of Congress]
American Rhetoric.com - hundreds of examples of great speeches, interviews, etc.
Arlington National Cemetery
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: 1774-Present
DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms - do a search, or browse an alphabetical list of terms
Great Seal of the United States - history of the seal, Latin mottos translated
LIFE magazine - read entire back issues at Google Books
Medical History of American Presidents
The National Archives
Our Documents - 100 most important US historical documents
Pacifica Radio Archives - historic speeches and interviews
Parkersburg, West Virginia: A Vintage Portrait - a collection of old photos, mostly from postcards
The Political Graveyard - "the Web site that tells where the dead politicians are buried"
The Presidents of the United States of America - this White House site has a one-page bio of each president
Seminole Tribe of Florida - history and culture
Steamboats and Paddlewheelers: Steamboating the Rivers
Television News Archive - courtesy of Vanderbilt University
WashingtonPost.com: Destination: Scandal! - an online tour of actual addresses in DC where famous scandals took place
US Armies In Uniform

USA: 1700s and Before

Adams National Historic Park - birthplaces of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams
Archiving Early America - historical journals & documents from 18th century
The Columbus Navigation Homepage
Benjamin Franklin - Last Will and Testament
MayflowerHistory.com
Salem Witch-Hunt - National Geographic site
Salem Witch Trials - University of Virginia
George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress - read thousands of GW letters online
Monticello - The Home of Thomas Jefferson
Thanksgiving Myths and Facts - interesting report from National Geographic

USA: 1800s (including Civil War) & Early 1900s

American Civil War Association - "A California Reenactment Organization"
Behind the Stonewall - 360º Panoramic Images From Civil War Battlefields
CivilWar@Smithsonian - Civil War Collections from the Smithsonian
Edison National Historic Site - also see Expanded Web Page
The Great Chicago Fire (1871)
Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection - American Civil War (University of Georgia)
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson (1868)
Lewis and Clark:
Abraham Lincoln:
Out of Gloucester - Gloucester vessels and men lost at sea from the 1830's to the present
The Richmond Howitzers - Civil War reenacting
Selected Civil War Photographs [Library of Congress]
Kathleen Mavourneen - lyrics for the popular Civil War song, with a MIDI music link
The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures (1898 and 1901) - video clips from Library of Congress
The History of Jim Crow
The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age - Smithsonian Institute site

WORLD WAR I

The Aerodrome - Aces and Aircraft of WWI
American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I & 1920 Election - RealAudio and .WAV files, from Library of Congress
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission - personal and service information for 1.7 million soldiers who died in the First and Second World Wars
League of Nations Photo Archive - from Indiana University

USA: 1920s & 1930s

The Iconography of Hope: The 1939-40 New York World's Fair - includes RealVideo clips
Lindbergh Trial: Crime of the Century
Will Rogers Memorila Museums
Voices from the Dust Bowl [Library of Congress] - focusing on 1940-41
Amelia Earhart (official site)

WORLD WAR II

35th Infantry Division in Europe during WWII
American Experience: Battle of the Bulge [PBS]
American Experience: D-Day [PBS]
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission - personal and service information for 1.7 million soldiers who died in the First and Second World Wars
Anne Frank House - official site, based in the Netherlands
Normandy: 1944 - from Encyclopaedia Britannica
Private Art: WWII Letters To and From Home - the letters of Pvt. Arthur Pranger
Remembering Nagasaki
USC Shoah Foundation Institute - "a nonprofit organization dedicated to videotaping and archiving interviews of Holocaust survivors"
Simon Wiesenthal Center
WW II Codes and Ciphers
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In - WWII aviation training films via RealVideo

1950s

Cold War Museum
Declassified Newsreels - incl. Nixon-Khruschev kitchen debate [MPEG & .MOV format]
Little Rock Central High 40th Anniversary - Little Rock school desegregation

1960s (including the Viet Nam War)

Battlefield: Vietnam [PBS]
Interactive Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
John F. Kennedy:
Martin Luther King Jr.:
Pat Paulsen's 1960's Television Editorials - classic satire from Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

1970s

Richard Nixon:
Jimmy Carter:

1980s and 1990s

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library
George Bush Presidential Library & Museum
Bill Clinton:

2000 to present

9/11:
George W. Bush:
Barack Obama:

LATIN AMERICA

Wikipedia: Latin America
Ancient Mexico: The Civilizations of Ancient Mesoamerica
Castro Speech Database

EUROPE

Wikipedia: Europe
The Battle of Hastings 1066
British National Archives
Britannia.com - British history and travel
The Castles of Wales
Castles on the Web
Château de Versailles - the home of Louis XIV
The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs in Stalin's Russia [Newseum]
Eiffel Tower [official site]
The Middle Ages - from the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection
National Archives of Scotland
Perseus Digital Library - all about Ancient Greece and Rome
Society for Creative Anachronism - pre-17th-century European history
Vindolanda Tablets - from ancient Roman fort in England

MIDDLE EAST

Wikipedia: Middle East
National Geographic: Egypt
Secrets of the Pharaohs [PBS]
Theban Mapping Project - virtual expedition of the largest tomb ever found in Egypt

ASIA

Wikipedia: Asia
Battlefield: Vietnam [PBS]
Edo, Japan - A Virtual Tour (ancient Tokyo)
Nanking 1937 - 60th anniversary Nanking Massacre
Remembering Nagasaki



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