Presents primary source materials which shed light on major themes in this period's society, politics, and culture. Includes sources on Pullman Strike; Ida B. Wells; American Populism; Haymarket Bomb; Frances Willard.
Since neither Lincoln nor Douglas wrote down the complete text of their speeches, citizens relied on newspaper accounts. In general, newspapers at that time were expressly party-affiliated, so accounts differed based upon which candidate the reporter was rooting for. It is interesting to examine these debates by comparing the texts offered by Republican (R) and Democratic (D) newspapers.
This web site provides a fully searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of Mark Twain, placing special emphasis upon Twain's Mississippi novels and reminiscences.
Contains over 1,200 images of interest to anyone studying the "experiences of Africans who were enslaved and transported to the Americas and the lives of their descendants in the slave societies of the New World." From the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and University of Virginia.
Collects items relating to "slavery, the abolition movement, free blacks, the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, rural life, urban life, social life, advertising, and depictions of men, women and children." Consists of broadsides, caricatures, illustrations, manuscripts, pamphlets, and more.
Provides data on individual slaves, slaveholders, and free people based on petitions, wills, and other official documents filed at county courts and legislatures in 15 slaveholding states over a period of around 100 years up to just past the end of the Civil War. Complete documents that form the basis of the data are not available, only abstracts.
Provides a database of slave and slaveholder populations in Texas during the Republic era (1837-45). Interactive maps show the change in enslaved and slaveholder populations in Texas over time. Also includes population database searching and digitized original documents from the era.
The largest African American history and literature collection in the Midwest, the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature contains a wealth of precious documentation of the black experience. The collection places a strong focus on African American history in Illinois.
A wide variety of materials published or otherwise produced in Southeast Asia. Drawn largely from the collections of universities and individual scholars in this region, the SEADL contains digital facsimiles of books and manuscripts, as well as multimedia materials and searchable indexes of additional Southeast Asian resources.
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University created this site with three key features: a collection of high quality primary sources; a set of multimedia interviews; and lesson plans and document based questions for teaching the history of 1989.
This site consists of scripts of interviews conducted from 1967–72 with Native Americans in Oklahoma regarding their history and culture on four areas: their traditional way of life, changes in life and culture since the end of the reservation, contemporary life and culture, and beliefs about the past. All tribes currently residing in Oklahoma were included.
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.
"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."
"Documenting the American South is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes fourteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs."