Archival resources for exploring many aspects of American history and culture.
Digitized texts and images charting eyewitness experience and accounts of exploration in North America, from the Vikings to the pioneers.
As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, PBS's American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its twentieth season, the series has produced over 200 programs and garnered every major broadcast award.
Highlighting the works of six great authors—Henry James, Langston Hughes, Esmeralda Santiago, James Agee, Willa Cather, and Eudora Welty—the site provides primary and secondary source information. Resources include lesson plans related to each of the authors; links to peer-reviewed websites; and on-line teacher guides.
This website is unique in many design features that facilitate successful use by educators and students. It includes a large library of primary resources, curricula, and interactive student activities; most of them presented in age-appropriate, user-friendly formats.
This site—hosted by C-SPAN—is based on a tour of De Tocqueville's route through America.
A companion site to the PBS series tracing the struggle against slavery.
Historical collection of letters and memoirs by African-American women in the nineteenth-century.
Explore African art, history, and political and social themes through essays, timelines, images, and games.
Cultural, educational, and statistical resources covering the African continent. From the University of Pennsylvania.