Primary source texts on the antislavery movement as well as podcasts and videos. Accompanied by teachers’ guides.
Electronic archive of American poetry prior to 1920.
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.
An ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of America’s most outstanding cultural artists.
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.
Historical collection of letters and memoirs by African-American women in the nineteenth-century.
Cultural, educational, and statistical resources covering the African continent. From the University of Pennsylvania.
Produced by the Academy of American Poets, this site contains biographies of poets and the texts of hundreds of poems, many with images and sound files.
Created February 19, 2010
This lesson introduces students to Achebe's first novel and to his views on the role of the writer in his or her society.