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New Georgia Encyclopedia

A free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of the state of Georgia; updated regularly to ensure that the content is accurate and accessible. The editors are continually adding new entries, photographs, and maps, so check back frequently to see what's new.

Encyclopedia of Connecticut History Online

A free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of the state of Connecticut; updated regularly to ensure that the content is accurate and accessible. The editors are continually adding new entries, photographs, and maps, so check back frequently to see what's new.

Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture

A free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of the state of Arkansas; updated regularly to ensure that the content is accurate and accessible. The editors are continually adding new entries, photographs, and maps, so check back frequently to see what's new.

  • Launchpad: Frederick Douglass's “What To the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

    Created June 30, 2011
  • Inventing a New Republican Culture for America

    Created June 17, 2011
    Inventing a New Republican Culture

    After the American Revolution, the new citizens of the United States went about the daunting task of trying to construct a republican government and culture in the 1780s and 1790s. Americans looked to the ideal of republicanism as one of the key sources of their political and cultural institutions.

  • Celebrating Constitution Day

    Created June 7, 2011
    Image of forensic skeleton from the Parkman murder trial

    Murder on Beacon Hill: The Parkman Murder

    A gaming app based on an infamous murder in 19th-century Boston. A week before Thanksgiving, 1849, Dr. George Parkman, one of the richest men in Boston, went missing. Professor John Webster was arrested and put on trial for the murder. A superb history game.

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    U.S. State and Territory Online Encyclopedias

    This collection of free, authoritative source information about the history, politics, geography, and culture of the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia and the territories of Puerto Rico and Guam; updated regularly to ensure that they are accurate and accessible. The editors are continually adding new entries, photographs, and maps so check back frequently to see what's new.

    Vicksburg, Mississippi falls to Union forces

    End of the siege of Vicksburg

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