Web Resources by Subject: History
Use the links below to learn about history through the Web! Under each heading are more specific headings (Egypt, Rome, etc.). There are hundreds of excellent sites created by experts and hobbyists alike! Also, please try the Britannica Online. It is a great place for history information (not available off-campus yet).
- Famous Trials
Read detailed sketches of dozens of famous court trials, including Socrates, Amistad, John Brown, Lizzie Borden, Charles Manson and the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
Period: Ancient to Medieval
Guide to the study of the Ancient Near East. Be sure to scroll down to use the page.
- Ancient History Sourcebook
A great site to begin exploring ancient human history.
- Antiqua Medica
A good, fact-filled site about Antiqua Medicina.
- The Code of Hammurabi
A full–text with a glossary of terms.
- Collapse: Why do Civilizations Fall?
Explore the decline of various Near East and Native American civilizations that disappeared.
- Diotima: Women and Gender in the Ancient World
Contains documents on women and gender issues in Greece, Rome, Egypt and other civilizations.
- Exploring Ancient World Cultures
A great collection of documents and links for studying ancient cultures. Hover your mouse over the images to find the place you want to study.
- Historic Documents (pre-18th Century)
This excellent collection at Yale University contains everything from the Athenian Constitution to the Treaty of Westphilia. Check out their other sets of documents as well.
Mythology (Greek and Roman)
- Encyclopedia Mythica
The award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore and religion
- Bulfinch's Mythology
Stories of gods and heroes
- Ancient Mediterranean History
Includes timeline, information on religions and dynasties, and maps.
- Etruscan Empire
A short, two-part essay on the Etruscans from ThinkQuest.
- Ancient Nubia
This civilization existed with the ancient Egyptian civilization. Nubia's borders were the First Cataract of the Nile in the North and the Sixth Cataract to the South.
- The History of Ancient Greece
Includes a short history of ancient Greece, maps and a timeline.
- Ancient Greece
a dense text, but filled with facts.
- Perseus Project
contains many Greek texts and other items
Ancient Olympics and Other Greek Games
- The Ancient Olympics (Tufts University)
- The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games
- Greek Astronomy
Learn how Greeks used geometry to understand the stars.
- The Roman Empire
Includes a short history of the Empire, a timeline and maps.
- The Medieval Sourcebook
A collection of links to resources about Medieval European history.
- The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
A great set of links about Medieval History
- Medieval Germany
Period: Renaissance to 20th Century
Renaissance and 16th Century (1500's)
- The Mary Rose
Explore the only 16th Century warship on display in the world.
18th Century (1700's)
- 18th Century Documents
Great collection of materials from Yale University's Avalon Project.
19th Century (1800's)
- Short summary.
- Industrial Revolution
From the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
- Robert Fulton's work on the steamboats
chapter VI from "Robert Fulton: His Life and it's Results."
- Statistics on the Industrial Revolution.
U.S History: Documents
- American History
A Documentary Record (1492–1988) and Colonial North America
- Early America Review
(Scholarly Journal with articles about Colonial America).
The website of the Plimoth Plantation Institution in Plymouth, MA. Be sure to visit their excellent libraryfor materials about the Plymouth Colony.
- Rare Map Collection – Colonial America
From the University of Georgia's Hargrett Library.
- Women Working, 1870-1930 (Open Collections Program, Harvard University Library)
Digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University's library and museum collections that explore women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression.
Salem Witch Trials
- Famous American Trials: Salem Witchcraft Trials (1692)
Biographies, evidence, chronology, etc.
- Salem Witch Museum
A well–done site with a good FAQ section and a short history of the trials.
- American History: A Documentary Record (1492–1973)
A very comprehensive collection from Yale University's Avalon Project.
- Articles of Confederation
- Declaration of Independence
United States Library of Congress
- Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress (October 14, 1774).
- "Give Me Liberty or Give Mr Death"
Speech of Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.
- Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arm
The Revolutionary War
- Conflict and Revolution (1775–1776)
Timeline with some detail and pictures of the conflict. Includes portrait links of major figures.
- An Unlikely Victory (1777–1783)
The Creation of the Constitution
- The Virginia Plan
- Virginia (Text A)
- Virginia (Text B)
- Virginia (Text C)
- Records of the Constitutional Convention (Farand, 1787)
- U.S. Constitution.net
All sorts of links about the constitution.
The United States after the Revolutionary War
- The Era of George Washington and John Adams
- The George Washington Papers
- The First Bank of the United States
- The Whiskey Rebellion – George Washington's Proclamation
- The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798
- The Era of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison
- The Louisiana Purchase (1803)
- The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
- The War of 1812
Decent links and articles
- The Era of James Monroe and Andrew Jackson
- The Missouri Compromise (1820-1821)
- The Monroe Doctrine (1823)
- Jackson's Presidency
- A Brief History of the Cherokee Nation
- The U.S./Mexican War
- The Compromise of 1850
- Description of the Kansas-Nebraska Act
Slavery and Sectional Conflict
- The Dred Scott Decision of 1857
A short summary of the case.
- The Nevada Women's History Project — This site aims to "provide you with history about the roles and contributions of Nevada women and current information about upcoming Northern Nevada and Southern Nevada events."
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