the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those
who lived it." "Eyewitness to History" highlights
"excerpts from primary source material, articles, and photographs
about important people and events throughout history".
Started in 1990 as an anonymous FTP, HTA still goes on,
"publishing high quality articles,
books, essays, documents, historical photos, and links, screened
for content, for a broad range of historical subjects".
Why not? Portal to an interesting array of sites and information.
Started in 1993, this virtual library index is sponsored by the
European University Institute. The History Index strives to cover
the international scene.
History Journals Guide
A German site (in English) offering an interesting concept: a list
of History Journals, online articles index, discussion lists, etc.
"Where history lives on the web." Really an "American
History" site, but nonetheless educational. Supported by Primedia
History Group, a publishing house, the site claims to be the "history
lover's home on the Internet."
Over 3000 files covering more than 2000 years. Recommended by the
History Channel and Discovery Channel School. Each and every timeline
items are interconnected (maps, texts, other timelines, etc), making
it an incredible geo-historical compendium. HHO is based on the
"synchronoptic concept and functions as a companion to the
seminal World History Chart."
State University History Resources
Exhaustive and well organized (probably by a librarian...), this
LSU site offers bibliography, reference sources, maps, primary sources
for historians, etc. Worth the time.
World of Maps
A vast array of maps, external links to map-making software, etc.
A cool site, from the Big Bang to the present. The first section
covers "Big Bang to 416 Million years BP (before present)".
You may also explore individual countries, USA states and cities
timelines. Quite detailed but more text-based than interactive.
Perseus Digital Library
Compiled by Tuft University, and bringing to the largest possible
audience sources in Humanities and History, Perseus is constantly
Instructive, although not terribly interactive, history site featuring
worldwide coverage, timelines, maps, etc.
Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project 1936-1940
Written by the staff of the Folklore Project and the Federal Writers'
Project, these manuscripts from the Library of Congress collection
include 2,900 documents describing the informants' education, family,
income, religion, political views, even their diets. An invaluable
window of Americana.
From the California State University at Long Beach, it is a (almost)
exhaustive site on First Nations history and interest.
Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
From the Library of Congress, "American Memory is a gateway
to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture
of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital
items from more than 100 historical collections."
Treasures of the Library of Congress
Site featuring some of the "rarest, most interesting or significant
items relating to America's past. Arranged into three sections:
History, Philosophy, and Fine Arts."
of United States Historical Documents
From the University of Oklahoma College of Law, a timeline of documents
from pre-colonial times to present.
Civil War Years: 1860-1866
Brought to you by the Historical New York Times Project and the
Universal Library at Carnegie Mellon University, the site presents
the Times digitized pages of their reporting of the conflict.
Documents of United States Democracy
Historical, legal, statistical, regulatory and economic documents
(from the Constitution to the Statistical Abstract of the United
States), this site brings you more than just the usual history primary
documents. From GPO Access.
"...a unique array of primary source material from 18th Century
America. Scenes and portraits from original newspapers, maps and
writings come to life on your screen just as they appeared to this
country's forebears more than two centuries ago."
A consolidation of all things governmental on the web. Also covers
state and local governments.
Revolution to Reconstrution
For those interested in "documents, essays, biographies"
in American History, the documents come, for the most part, from
the United States Information Agency publications. Compiled in the
Designed for high school and college history teacher, test your
knowledge of American history. Humiliation guaranteed. The site
also serves as a gateway to teaching aids, material and sources
of US history.
National Archives' American Originals, Part I and
"A selection of some of
the most significant and compelling documents from the National
Archives holdings. These include the full text of the Louisiana
Purchase agreements, a police report on the assassination of Abraham
Lincoln, the 1868 treaty with the Sioux Indians recognizing the
Black Hills of Dakota as part of the Great Sioux Reservation, reportage
of the collision of the Titanic with an iceberg, President Franklin
Roosevelt's declaration of war against Japan, and President Nixon's
letter of resignation."
Compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA),
most of the documents may be downloaded hi-res in PDF format. From
the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence to the Emancipation
Proclamation and the Zimmerman Telegram. All annotated.
Statistical Abstracts of the United States
From the US Census Bureau, downloadable documents from 1878 to the
present. For the students, the academics and the curious! The library
owns the printed version, but here you are, free of charge!
Another gateway to governmental sites.
More biased but quite informative. It
claims to be a "repository of basic information, resources
and historical documents related to American Government and Politics.
This site is the home of one of the first exclusively online American
government & politics textbooks."
States Census Bureau
The source. searchable, browsable, all source of statistical data
about all things US.
Such a good site could only come from PBS. Quite complete. Timeline,
classroom activities, history, art and culture, test-your-knowledge,
Link to the first African American owned and operated newspaper
published in the United States. All 103 issues released between
1827 and 1830 have been digitized. From the Wisconsin Historical
The History of the Black Press: a PBS Presentation
Based on the film The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords,
the site also features a timeline, a list of newspapers and biographies,
the complete film transcript, interviews, etc.
Concentrating on British history of course, but a good source of
World War II knowledge and facts, multimedia, timelines, etc. Links
to Egyptian, Roman and antique history as well.
BBC United Kingdom Timeline
Ireland, Scotland, British histories timelines. Also link to the
main BBC History site.
and North American histories
Compiled by Rutgers University, a good source of everything, including
full-text primary documents.
History, Life and Travel
From Britannia.com, a more or less interesting site, but concentrating
on famous persons and some events. If you're looking for King Arthur
you found the right site. Virtual tours, church histories, etc.
Between the Roman Empire and the American Empire, there were the
British. Good site with articles, maps, timelines, discussions,
biographies, armed forces, etc.
Encyclopedia of British History 1500-1980
From Spartacus Educational, hundreds of entries on British history
of the period. Links to other Spartacus sites: WWI and WWII, etc.
Integration History Index
The site "provides
Internet resources on the History of Europe after WWII in all languages.
European Integration is here understood as the process of political,
economic and cultural integration and co-operation between various
European countries in the 20th century - mainly in the period after
Medieval Technology Page
When was the mousetrap invented? Where is paper coming from? What's
the stirrup controversy? What were the population estimates of France
in 1300? Poland in 1100? Tell me about artesian wells. And other
everyday inventions and uses of the Middle Ages.
Everything, I mean everything, about Napoleon and the politics of
the time. The orders of battle for all armies at Waterloo, his letters,
biography... And, ho, you can play Austerlitz by email... Let's
not forget Napoleon auctions.
Medieval art, history, quite fascinating. From the Knights Templar
to a daily life in a monastery to a book of day...
From Boise State University in Idaho, not so interactive and colorful
as others but very thorough with primary and secondary full-text.
Atlas of Europe
Quite amazing undertaking. "This
atlas by cartographer Christos Nüssli depicts "with accuracy
the states of this continent every first day of each centennial
year from AD 1 to AD 1700." There is a special section of maps
of the Roman Empire and a link to a collection of Roman Imperial
battle maps from De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia
of Roman Emperors."
Good BBC site for undergraduates and students in general. Not the
most scholarly site, but a good source.
Royal Historical Society Bibliography
Hailed at being "a comprehensive online guide to writing about
British and Irish history", you have to search through their
database but it's worth a look.
Compiled and annotated by P.