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.

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BackStory with the American History Guys

A public radio program and podcast from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities that puts current events into a historical perspective. Listen live, stream on your device, and explore the site's rich archive for your classroom.

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.

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Africans in America

A companion site to the PBS series tracing the struggle against slavery with a rich array of classroom-ready resources (no film available).

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African Voices

Explore African art, history, and political and social themes through essays, timelines, and images in this Smithsonian online exhibit.