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Wild West     View
Collection of historical essays about the frontier-period in the western U.S., covering gunfighters and lawmen, shootouts, American Indian wars, women in the West, the Gold Rush, the Pony Express, and other topics from the time period. Some of the in ...

Help the National Archives Recover Lost and Stolen Documents     View
Website for a program "to ensure that United States government documents (federal, congressional, and presidential records) that have been lost or stolen are returned safely and securely to the National Archives." Features a list of missing ...

"An Expression of the American Mind": Understanding the Declaration of Independence     View
This 2-part lesson plan (grades 9-12) covers the structure of the Declaration of Independence ("introduction, main political/philosophical ideas, grievances, assertion of sovereignty") and the ideological and political origins of the id ...

Creating the United States     View
"This exhibition offers a remarkable opportunity to learn in a fresh new way how the [U.S.] founding documents ... were forged out of insight, invention, and creativity, as well as collaboration and much compromise." Includes interactive fe ...

The Mayflower Society: General Society of Mayflower Descendants     View
Hereditary organization founded "more than one hundred years ago, [by] a group of descendants of the Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620, [and] saw the need for a national society to honor their memory." Features a list of the fami ...

Wyatt Earp Historical Homepage     View
This site provides a good deal of information about the famous "Gunfight at the OK Corral" in Tombstone, Arizona, as well as biographical material about Wyatt and the other participants. Also included is a fairly extensive bibliography, lis ...

Historic American Sheet Music Project     View
"The Historic American Sheet Music Project provides access to digital images of 3,042 pieces from the collection, published in America between 1850 and 1920."

Step Into History     View
"Over 550 places in the United States where you can see life as it was." Browse by state to find listings for museums and cultural centers, with details about hours, prices, facilities, and nearby attractions, lodging, and restaurants. Expa ...

The American 1890s: A Chronology     View
Information and a chronology about "personalities; social, political, literary, economic, cultural events, art, music, and architecture of the decade." Has some broken links, and the authority of the site is hard to determine.

The Archive of Early American Images     View
"A database of pictures of the colonial Americas, from Hudson Bay to Tierra del Fuego, based entirely on primary sources printed or created between 1492 and ca. 1825." The archive "is intended to assist historians in their quest for co ...



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