The site is a repository of scholarly concentrations on such humanities topics as the 1930s, cultural maps, American literature, avant-garde and postmodern art exhibitions, and the U.S. Capitol building as an American icon. The site houses hypertexts of several American authors, including: Harriet Jacobs, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.
A wealth of information about the history of the American Presidency, including an archive of essays on the year 2000 general election.
Archive containing over 77,000 documents related to the study of the Presidency. “Today in History” feature highlights a Presidential address or event.
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.