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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
 
African-American Experience in Arkansas:  Persistence of the Spirit is an interpretive study of the people and events that contributed to the black experience in Arkansas.
 
Topics dealing with the history, current events, and culture of African-Americans. 
 
African-American History:  A website offering links to various subjects dealing with African-American History.
 
Discusses the history of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the present. Includes memoirs, letters, family histories, newspapers, oral histories, and city directories, providing historical evidence to help understand and interpret past events. For high school and college students, as well as general readers.
 
Arkansas Black History Online:  Online collection of materials relating to the history of Arkansas African-Americans, offered by the Butler Center, a department of the Central Arkansas Library System. Contains pictures, biographies, news articles, correspondence, legal documents, and other documents written by, for, and about black Arkansans.
 
Ethnic NewsWatch™ includes current journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and independent presses. Content covers 1990-present, with specialized coverage of the following ethnic categories: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People. It is updated daily with new content and contains over 2 million full text articles.
 
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) was founded as the Mosaic Templars of America Center for African American Culture and Business Enterprise under Act 1176 of 2001. MTCC was created as a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and it honors the story of the Mosaic Templars of America and all of Arkansas's African American history.
 
The Department of Arkansas Heritage invites you t0o explore important people in Arkansas Black History.
 

ARKANSAS HISTORY
 
Department of Arkansas Heritage Site will provide information about Arkansas's rich heritage and history.
 
Learn about the history of our home state.
 
Responsible for collecting and preserving source materials of the history of Arkansas.
 
Women have held a compelling and unique place in Arkansas history.  From its early roots in women’s suffrage to claiming the first all-female city government (the town of Winslow in the 1920s) and later electing the country’s first female senator in 1932, Arkansas has seen women breaking down barriers and busting the glass ceiling. This collection represents some of that unique history.
 
Collects information on all aspects of Arkansas’ history and culture and provides a comprehensive reference work for historians, students, and others.
 
PBJCL's Digital Gallery provides free and open access to materials digitized by the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library's collections that include city directories, yearbooks, and more. We hope that these resources will help any person interested in learning more about the history of Pine Bluff and its surrounding Jefferson County communities.
 
 

GENERAL
 
Historical flags of the U.S. Current flags of U.S. states, districts, territories, and possessions.
 
Historic events & birthdays on a selected day of the year.
 
 
Discover your family history today!
 
Timeline covering 3,000 years.
 
Information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more, with easy, subject-based search tree to help find just what you need.
 
Large data source gathered from cited authoritative resources that allows users to compare all types of statistics on countries. Fun to browse for interesting statistical facts.
 
Historical events, searchable by date.
 
Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history. (Optimized for tablets)
 
People in History, Events in History, Maps & Flags, Timelines, Science Diagrams, Science Projects and Career Ideas. For the elementary and middle school students.
 
Developed by Library of Congress team, contains significant primary materials in many formats (manuscripts, maps, books, photos) from countries and cultures around the world. Timeline from 8000 B.C. to date. Browse by place, time, topic, type of item, and institution. Multilingual capability.
 

LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
 
provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world's first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica (the name for the lands in which ancient civilizations arose in Central America and Mexico) and the Andes Mountains region of South America (in present-day Peru and parts of Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Ecuador)
 
Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.
 
Handbook of Latin American Studies Online: All volumes from 1935 forward of the Handbook of Latin American Studies from the U.S. Library of Congress Hispanic Division can now be searched on the Internet. You can do a basic search (such as author, title, or subject) or use the more advanced search options.
 
Hispanic Heritage Month: Learn about great Hispanic people who made a difference in the U.S.
 
Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection: With over 800,000 books, periodicals, and pamphlets, this is perhaps the largest collection of Latin American material in the United States. Also included in the collection are maps, microforms, photographs, and various other types of media.
 
The World of 1898: The Spanish American War: The Library of Congress prepared this fascinating presentation on the war and its participants. Historical essays, illustrations, personal commentaries, and maps are included. Links are provided for 2 related presentations: "The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures" and "Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Perspectives."
 

MILITARY
 
The American Battle Monuments Commission, established by the Congress in 1923, is an agency of the executive branch of the federal government. ABMC—guardian of America’s overseas commemorative cemeteries and memorials—honors the service, achievements and sacrifice of U.S. Armed Forces.
 
 
 
Full-text listings of Medal of Honor citations. Arranged chronologically by armed conflict and by last name of individuals.
 
Vietnam era Prisoner of War, Missing in Action database. Searchable by last names, country names, service branches, keywords, or key phrases.
 
Primary documents.
 

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
 
Preserves varied histories, cultures, and sacred traditions of American Indian people.
 
Native American History: Learn about Native peoples and their culture.
 
 
The first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study and exhibition of the life, languages, history and arts of Native Americans.
 

 
U.S. HISTORY
 
American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6-12.
 
Online source for the rich history and culture of America.
 
Speech index is arranged alphabetically by speakers first name.
 
Searchable database for all Register listings with links to further information for some.
 
Background information, election results, cabinet members, presidency highlights and links to other presidential sites.
 
Index on the Presidents of the United States with documents of their speeches, writings, and biographies.
 
Presents in-depth profiles of each American president and his administration. Includes black-and-white portraits of the presidents and extensive bibliographies. Also features a new history of the White House and a general introduction to the presidency.
 
Salem History: Salem's complimentary database, Salem History, offers carholders access to online sources of printed historical reference. 
 
White House site.
 
A chronology of U.S. historical documents.
 
This series covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, written expressly for middle school students. Each decade is covered in one volume. Topics for each decade include: Headline Makers, Topics in the News, Arts and Entertainment, Business and the Economy, Education, Government, Politics, and Law, Lifestyles and Social Trends, Medicine and Health, Science and Technology, and Sports.
 
Women's History: Learn about powerful women who changed America.
 

WORLD HISTORY
 
Research and teaching materials collected by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff.
 
This gateway, from the libraries of Stanford University, is searchable by country or topic.  Users are presented with links to online information resources.
 
Columbia University's collection of African Studies Internet Resources is an on-going compilation of electronic bibliographic resources and research materials on Africa available on the global Internet, created under the purview of the African Studies Department of Columbia University Libraries. Electronic resources from Africa are organized by region and country.
 
Divided into sections: Art & Architecture, Geography, History, Mythology, Olympics, People, Wars, and Other resources.
 
An initiative of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, Asia for Educators offers users timelines, primary sources, and lesson plans, while covering the history of eastern asia from prehistory to today.
 
Containing over 10,000 scholarly biographies of persons who were significant in Australian history, this site covers those individuals who died between 1788 and 1980.  The staff of the Australian Dictionary of Biography are currently working on preparing articles on individuals who died between 1981 and 1990.
 
Current overview and statistics of country, leaders, news, description, and list of the country's media sources, etc. (some
audio & video).
 
The British Museum has created this series of informative and entertaining Web pages where students can explore and compare ancient civilizations. Topics include "Mughal India," "Ancient China," "Ancient India," "Ancient Mesopotamia," "Ancient Greece," and "Ancient Egypt." Teachers will find lesson plans and background information in the "staff room" for each Web page.
 
"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland aims to “revisit” a historically important scientific expedition from today’s perspective of 80 years later. It does this through interpretive essays accompanied by the publication, for the first time, of two expedition diaries by the American participants and a wealth of additional expedition records that had never before been published, including over 700 original photographs and about two hours of original film footage, in an annotated and interconnected multimedia format allowing comparison among multiple sources."
 
"Byzantium" was created by Dr. Paul Halsall (Fordham University) as a "gathering point for Byzantine studies." It features an excellent introduction to Byzantine civilization and categories for teaching resources, including course outlines and syllabi. Reference materials, bibliographic guides, and a large collection of documents are provided. The graphics are dazzling.
 
Library of Congress online studies of 100 countries.
 
This project is based at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.  Users find a collection of multimedia materials, including maps, music, rare books, census information, journals, films and more.
 
The Digital South Asia Library is a global collaborative effort (with partners in Australia, Europe, South Asia and the United States), which provides digitized images, maps, books, journals, and statistical information.
 
This simple to use site presents users with 110 key documents, organized by geographical area, important to the foundation of Australia.
 
Provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world's first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica (the name for the lands in which ancient civilizations arose in Central America and Mexico) and the Andes Mountains region of South America (in present-day Peru and parts of Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Ecuador).
 
Compiled by internationally renowned scholars of Iranian studies, this site is dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
 
This encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.
 
A four-volume survey of the history, cultures, geography and religions of India from ancient times to the present day. Includes more than 600 entries, arranged alphabetically.
 
This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.
 
The set covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy and government.
 
EuroDocs provides links to noteworthy historical documents "transcribed, reproduced in facsimilie, or translated" that "shed light on key historical happenings." - Homepage. The site is maintained by Richard Hacken, European Studies Bibliographer at Brigham Young University Library.
 
Produced at Washington State University, The European Enlightenment offers articles on absolute monarchy and the Industrial Revolution in addition to information on Descartes, Pascal, and Rousseau. This site also contains a glossary and a picture gallery of important historical figures from the European Enlightenment.
 
The FMEP is a nonprofit organization that promotes peace between Israel and Palestine and provides information on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
 
It can be difficult to locate good, English-language German history resources on the Internet. German Studies Web, hosted by Brigham Young University Library, is a useful portal to reliable materials dealing with the history of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
 
Produced by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this site describes the history of Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from the Israeli perspective.
 
PBS offers "a comprehensive and critical analysis of the 1990-1991 war in which more than one million troops faced off against each other in the deserts of the Gulf states. . . . 'The Gulf War' deconstructs what really happened, how it happened and why." - Intro. The major subject divisions are oral history, war stories, and weapons & technology.
 
Part of the Virtual Library, one of the oldest Web catalogs available, History of the U.K. is based at the University of Kansas and is a rich gateway to all aspects of British culture and history, from Hadrian's Wall and Boadicea's Revolt to the conflict in Northern Ireland and Lady Jane Grey.
 
Part of the official site of the United States Holocaust Museum, these links "represent a cross section of information related to the Holocaust . . . the Web sites are grouped under topical headings and are annotated with brief descriptions." - Intro. An extensive and valuable listing.
 
Developed by the Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies, the Internet Medieval Sourcebook is an extensive and colorful resource devoted to all aspects of Medieval life and culture. Maps, full text documents, secondary sources, and numerous links are included.
 
Paul Halsall Ph.D. has developed this resource, which features original textual materials on all aspects of East Asian history and culture. China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and many other areas are covered. In addition to traditional history, religion, philosophy, economic growth, recent events, and gender studies are investigated. Links to additional resources are provided.
 
This site, maintained by Paul Halsall, offers a plethora of information on Indian history, religion, philosophy, and gender studies. Original textual materials are included. Pakistan, Burma, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka are covered as well. Links to other sites are provided.
 
Designed to accompany the PBS production of the same name, this well designed site aims "to present as broad a portrait of Islamic art and culture as possible, in order to show the great diversity as well as the fundamental unity of Islamic civilization." - About. Faith, culture, innovation and profiles comprise the major areas of consideration. A timeline and K-12 lesson plans are included.
 
Italian Life is a "virtual exhibit" drawn from the Fry Collection at the University of Wisconsin Libraries. An introductory essay places the materials presented in their proper historical context, while the striking images highlight life under Mussolini. Women, race, culture, opposition, education, propaganda, and family life are among the broad topics covered.
 
The Japanese Historical Maps site contains over 1100 digital maps from the Japanese Historical Map Collection, which was acquired by the University of California from the Mitsui family in 1949, and is housed on the Berkeley campus in the East Asian Library.
 
"An accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution as well as an extraordinary archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images, and a number of maps and songs." - About. The site is a collaborative effort of George Mason University and City University of New York.
 
Created by an associate professor of history at UCLA, this site offers users a glipse into the culture, history, geography, religion, politics and social issues of India and its people. 
 
Napoleon is a colorful and exciting site devoted to "Telling the history of the First and Second Empires and bringing the Napoleonic heritage to a wider public." - Foundation Napoleon. The site includes a "Fun Stuff" area, galleries, a reading room, bibliographies, timelines, materials on art, and links for additional resources.
 
The site is operated by the New Zealand Ministry of Culture and Heritage and offers a wide range of materials on topics from the Treaty of Waitangi to a glossary of important Maori words. Galleries and an extensive menu of links arranged by subject are provided. The site is searchable.
 
Pacific Studies functions as a first-rate electronic index to Pacific history and related studies. The topical coverage is broad: libraries, archives, culture, governance, history, geography, law, statistics, anthropology, etc. The site is searchable and includes pages for numerous Pacific islands and states. The Virtual Library is the oldest web catalogue and is operated by a network of volunteer experts. Pacific Studies is centered at Australian National University.
 
Created by Prof. Barbara McManus (College of New Rochelle), ROME offers an engaging presentation on the early emperors, slavery, and the rebellion of Spartacus. Entertainment, baths, chariot racing, gladiators, society, government, names, and the army are accorded special attention. Detailed house plans are included.
 
Historical lists of heads of states, and heads of countries of all currently existing countries and territories. Retrospective to approximately 1900.
 
Maintained by Bucknell University, this site is an excellent starting point for exploring the complex heritage of one of the world's most fascinating regions.
 
Experience the wanning days of Imperial Russia by visiting these lush sites detailing the life of the Romanovs, the glory of their palaces, and the beauty of St. Petersburg. Gatchina Palace, Jewels of the Romanovs, My Name is Anastasia, Letters of the Tsar, the Real Tsartisa, and Saint Petersburg 1900 are a few of the highpoints. The site was produced by Pallasart Web Design and Bob Atchison.
 
Based on a NOVA television series and hosted by PBS, Secrets aims "to ferret out long-forgotten secrets of early architects and engineers." - Intro. Chinese rainbow bridges, Roman baths, Easter Island sculptures, Egyptian obelisks, and siege engines are investigated, and experts give their opinions.
 
South Seas is an online resource for the history of European voyaging and cross-cultural encounters in the Pacific during the time period specified.  Site visitors will find maps, firsthand accounts of the journeys, cultural atlases, indigenous histories, and more.
 
Southeast Asia Visions is a collection of European travel accounts of pre-modern Southeast Asia from Cornell University Library's John M. Echols Collection. The site provides online access to more than 350 books and journal articles written in English and French. Along with their narratives, these accounts include some 10,000 images, drawings, photographs, prints and maps, many of them in color.
 
Encompassing history, language, monuments, and popular culture, this site offers a fascinating overview of Ancient Egypt.
 
Developed by the Truman Library staff, this web site draw its material from the Library's collection and from the collections of other institutions and individuals from around the nation.  Visitors will find a chronology of the war, documents, sound clips, oral histories, images, maps and educational materials.
 
History of Africa from the African perspective.
 
Developed at Brown University, and currently supported by the National University of Singapore, Victorian Web provides an excellent introduction to Victorian life and culture. The site is rich in both text and graphics with extensive pages on social history, technology, the arts, gender, political history, and popular entertainment. A bibliography is provided, and there are numerous links.
 
History, government and political conditions, economy, foreign relations and basic travel information. Principal U.S. officials and consulate officers.
 
The Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University's Virtual Vietnam Archive contains over 3 million pages of scanned materials, including documents, photographs, slides, negatives, oral histories, artifacts, moving images, sound recordings, maps, and collection finding aids.  The materials tend to be more personal in nature, rather than official records of the war.