Subject(s): African American history, key figures, and culture. Best for: Starting your research, choosing a topic, or finding sources from the time period. Includes: Broad overviews of eras in history, short entries on scholarly topics, and primary sources.
Subject(s): Historic and contemporary indigenous peoples of America. Best for: Starting your research, choosing a topic, or finding sources from the time period. Includes: Broad overviews of eras in history, short entries on scholarly topics, and primary sources.
Subject(s): Latino American history, key figures, and culture. Best for: Starting your research, choosing a topic, or finding sources from the time period. Includes: Broad overviews of eras in history, short entries on scholarly topics, and primary sources.
The American Presidency Project contains the most comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to the study of the President of the United States, including presidential papers, addresses, and election documents.
The American Civil War was replete with interesting characters and personalities. Soldiers, politicians, and civilians – both North and South – performed remarkable feats of courage, intellect, and leadership during the course of the conflict. The intent of Civil War Profiles is to tell those stories. It is a blog focused on the individuals and the actions they performed relevant to the Civil War
This online exhibit from the Library of Congress features selections from more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts. It has three major themes: Pre-Contact America; Explorations and Encounters; and Aftermath of the Encounter.
This site, developed around the course materials for Robert Brigham's senior seminar on the Viet Nam War at Vassar College, offers students an opportunity to examine some of those sources, including numerous official documents
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American Decades Series
by Vincent Tompkins (Editor); Victor Bondi (Editor); Judith Baughman
Call Number: Ref E169.12 .A432
Publication Date: 2000-12-01
American Decades documents and analyzes periods of contemporary American social history. Each volume begins with an overview and chronology covering the entire decade. Subject chapters follow, each including an explanatory background overview; subject-specific timeline; and alphabetically arranged entries discussing the people, events and ideas important to that subject during the period. Included are biographies; explanations of concepts; terms and events; quotations; charts; sidebars covering high-interest topics; and much more.
Encyclopedia of American History
by Richard B. Morris; Jeffrey B. Morris
Call Number: E174.5 .E52 1996
Publication Date: 1996-09-19
The seventh edition of the Encyclopedia of American History updates this indispensable and classic reference book to cover the history of the United States from pre-Columbian times through the first year of the Clinton Administration. Unequaled in the amount of information contained within a single volume, and designed to be read as a narrative, the Encyclopedia chronicles all the essential facts of American history, from government and politics to science, thought and culture.
A Little History of the United States
by James West Davidson
Call Number: E178 .D243 2015
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
A fast-paced, character-filled history that brings the unique American saga to life for readers of all ages How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world?
The Men Who United the States
by Simon Winchester
Call Number: E178 .W795 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-15
cclaimed New York Times bestselling author Winchester illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings and ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree.
A Nation among Nations
by Thomas Bender
Call Number: E178 .M855
Publication Date: 2006-12-12
The author re-creates the American modes of living in years past in this volume of social, political, and economic history.
In America's Wars, one of the nation's leading authors of popular history provides a unique one-stop resource for essential information on every military action involving the United States and its precursor colonies
This reference resource combines unique historical analysis, scholarly essays, and primary source documents to explore the evolution of ideas and institutions that have shaped American government and Americans' political behavior. *
In this absorbing book, George McKenna ranges across the entire panorama of American history to track the development of American patriotism. That patriotism--shaped by Reformation Protestantism and imbued with the American Puritan belief in a providential "errand"--has evolved over 350 years and influenced American political culture in both positive and negative ways,
The Routledge Atlas of American History presents a series of 163 clear and detailed maps, accompanied by informative captions, facts and figures. The complete history of America is unraveled through vivid representations of all the significant landmarks.