American Studies at the University of Virginia

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.

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American President

A wealth of information about the history of the American Presidency, including an archive of essays, images, speeches, and presidential recordings.

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American Presidency Project

Archive containing over 77,000 documents related to the study of the Presidency. “Today in History” feature highlights a Presidential address or event.

American Memory Project (Library of Congress)

Archival resources for exploring many aspects of American history and culture.

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American Journeys

Digitized texts, primary sources, and images charting eyewitness experiences and accounts of exploration in North America, from the Vikings to the pioneers.

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ArchNet

A virtual library of images and field data for art and architectural history, social studies, archaeological study, and environmental history.

American Collection: An Educator's Site

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.

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American Experience

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.

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American Centuries: View from New England

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.

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Alexis De Tocqueville Tour: Exploring Democracy in America

This site—hosted by C-SPAN—based on a tour of De Tocqueville's route through America features a variety of videos.