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American History

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Databases

Biography in Context
Biographical information on over 525,000 of the world's most influential people. Search or browse by name, nationality or occupation.  Virtual Tour

History Reference Center
History Reference Center features reference books, encyclopedias, and nonfiction books from leading history publishers. This resource also includes history periodicals, historical documents, biographies, historical photos and maps, and historical videos.  Virtual Tour

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
The Slavery in America Collection of HeinOnline brings together all of the known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including hundreds of pamphlets and books written about slavery from the collection of the B&ECPL.  Available at all library locations.

 

Websites

American Memory
A digital library of treasures from the Library of Congress, everything from photographs, maps and manuscripts to music, booklets, pamphlets, and even baseball cards.

Chronology of US Historical Documents
Features links to important documents in American History from pre-colonial times to the present. There is also a a link to flags from U.S. states and throughout the world.

Digital History
Provides a U.S. history textbook, essays, documents, maps, photos, audio files, and more for teachers and students of American history in schools and colleges.

Khan Academy: U.S. History Overview
Survery of U.S. History from Jamestown to the Civil War, Reconstruction to the Great Depression, WWII to Vietnam, Appomattox  court house and Lincoln's Assassination, When Capitalism is Great and Not so Great, and 20th Century Capitalism and Regulation in the United States.

Universal Newsreels
In the pre-TV era, people saw the news every week in their neighborhood movie theaters. Newsreels were shown before every feature film and in dedicated newsreel theaters located in large cities. Universal Newsreel, produced from 1929 to 1967, was released twice a week. Each issue contained six or seven short stories, usually one to two minutes in length, covering world events, politics, sports, fashion, and whatever else might entertain the movie audience. These newsreels offer a fascinating and unique view of an era when motion pictures defined our culture and were a primary source of visual news reporting. 

 

Library Materials

Click on the following topics for a quick search in the Library's Catalog.

American Revolution
Black History
Civil War
Colonial America
Native American History
President Trump
Slavery
United States

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