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The Chinese Empire
From the Great Unification through the Yuan Dynasty. Washington State University.

Itihaas: The History of India
Covers ancient, medieval, modern and independence.

Nanking 1937
An exhibition of photographs and missionary documents of the Nanking Massacre. Princeton University.


Boeing: The History Beneath Our Wings
Boeing company site that includes also histories of McDonnell Douglas and North American, with videos.

National Museum of Naval Aviation
Over 140 restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation. Pensacola, Florida.

United States Air Force History Support Office (AFHSO)
Responsible for writing books, monographs, studies, and reports to preserve the history of the U.S. Air Force.

U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
The Historian's office maintains a collection consists of approximately 500,000 unique and accessible images and a much smaller number of documents. The office is also responsible for managing the Coast Guard's artifact collection and the service's museum at the Coast Guard Academy.


Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899
Division of Law, Macquarie University.

Journeys in Time: 1809 -1822
A transcription of all of Lachlan Macquarie's journals describing his tours of inspection in Australia entitled: Lachlan Macquarie Governor of New South Wales; Journals of his Tours in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land 1810 -1822.

Montana Historical Society
Home to a first-class museum featuring Western art and a wide array of artifacts representing the native and immigrant history of Montana's people.

Montana History Resources
A list of resources from Montana State University - Billings.


The Bubble Project
An essay collection and resources on The South Sea Bubble, the name given to the first great stock market crash in England in 1720. This project has a number of collaborators headed by David McNeil, Dalhousie University.

The Fate of Franklin
Resources for the British explorer Sir John Franklin. Includes images from Panoramas, The Illustrated Press, popular engravings, daguerreotypes, and documents illuminating the British and American obsession with Franklin's Fate. Also covered is the Arctic in Popular Culture.

History of the Sikhs
An effort towards putting the whole Sikh History on the web.

Irish Penal Laws
In Ireland, the "Penal Laws" is the name given to the code of laws passed by the Protestant Parliament of Ireland which regulated the status of Roman Catholics through most of the eighteenth century. These laws are key to understanding the history of the period as well as the sectarian conflicts that still plague Northern Ireland. University of Minnesota Law School.

Statistical Accounts of Scotland - EDINA
The two Statistical Accounts of Scotland, covering the 1790s and the 1830s, are among the best contemporary reports of life during the agricultural and industrial revolutions in Europe.


The Asclepion
Study of ancient medicine. Indiana University.


A History of Mining in Idaho
Idaho Mining Association.

Idaho Black History Museum
Exhibits, civil rights timeline. Boise.

Idaho State Historical Society
The Oregon Trail in Idaho, timeline, library and archives.

Idaho, A Portrait
A brief history of Idaho from PBS.

Tennessee History and Genealogy
Tennessee State Library and Archives.

Tennessee History: Library & Internet Resources
A good collection of resources from Middle Tennessee State University.


Afghanistan - Soviet Occupation (1979-1989)
Information Resource Centre, Canadian Forces College.

Persian Gulf War (1991)
Information Resource Centre, Canadian Forces College.

Iran - A Country Study
The Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program.

Iraq - A Country Study
The Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program.

Pakistan - A Country Study
The Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program.

Royals, Database of the Al Saud
Royals is the comprehensive source for biographic and geneological information on the Saudi Arabian Royal family. The database includes over 2,500 records of Saudi Royal family members. This is a subscription database but there is a brief history of the Al Saud, a family tree, bibliography and resources that are accessible for free.

Saudi Arabia - A Country Study
The Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program.

Syria - A Country Study
The Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program.

United Arab Emirates - A Country Study
The Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program.


The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
All aspects of slavery and its destruction, with a particular focus on the Atlantic Slave System, including the Africans' resistance to enslavement, the black and white abolitionist movements, and of the ways in which slavery finally came to an end.

Peopling North America: Population Movements & Migration
An historical overview of migratory movements, this tutorial focuses on diasporas to and within Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean from Europe, Asia, and Africa. University of Calgary.


A member of the Ontario Provincial Police sang the American National Anthem on Parliament Hill today. Thank you Canada.

CIA -- World Factbook - Afghanistan

Documents and Photographs Related to Japanese Relocation During World War II
This is a Constitution Community Lesson Plan from the National Archives and Records Administration.

The Internment of German Americans in the U.S. During WWII
A resource for documents and articles.

Red Scare (1918-1921)
An image database created by Leo Robert Klein that seeks to document, not only as it related to what variously were called "Reds", "Anarchists", "Outside Foreign-Born Radical Agitators" and the like (though of course they play an important role here), but rather the whole breadth of experiences from this period of which the anti-red hysteria was one symptom.

War Relocation Authority Camps in Arizona, 1942-1946
This Exhibit features images from approximately forty photographs taken for the War Relocation Authority and vividly depicts life in Arizona's two camps. University of Arizona Library.


The British played the American National Anthem at the Changing of the Guard today. Americans were very touched by this. Thank you Great Britain

Robert Schiller

North Carolina Division of Archives and History
Archives, publications, preservation, education & outreach.

North Carolina Museum of History
Exhibitions, collections, educational services, artifact database. Raleigh.


Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts, photographs, State documents, rare books. University of North Dakota.

The Namibia Library by Dr. Klaus Dierks
Comprehensive data collection on Namibian history, engineering and infrastructure.

The State Historical Society of North Dakota
State-wide history agency with its headquarters in the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. Museum, library and archives, publications. Also, Lewis and Clark in North Dakota.


"Freedom was attacked this morning by a faceless coward. Freedom will be defended."

--George W. Bush


The Center for Academic Integrity
Provides a forum to identify, affirm, and promote the values of academic integrity among students. The CAI Web site is divided into a public tier, which contains general information about the Center and its activities, and a members-only tier, which contains specific information on CAI projects, research, and a list-server for members to exchange ideas and information. Not a history site, but probably the most important link on World History Compass.

N.Y. Times Article, The Wonder Years: Homework Is Free Online


Ancient Near Eastern Art
Recreates an audience hall in the palace of Ashurnasirpal II (r.883 859 B.C.) at Nimrud in northern Iraq. Also covers excavations at Nimrud. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Art and Oracle: A Scholarly Resource of African Art and Rituals of Divination
Explore African art and the rituals of divination exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Included are links to exhibit descriptions, a map of sub-Saharan Africa, and essays on divination.

Arts of Korea
This exhibition explores Korea's distinctive cultural identity and the ways in which the arts of Korea have been affected by trade and diplomacy, by war and peace, and by religion and philosophy. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids
Comprehensive exhibition of Old Kingdom art (ca. 2650 ca. 2150 B.C.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Glory of Byzantium
Online exhibition includes examples of art from the first golden age of Byzantine art (324730) and the late period, which ended with the Turkish conquest in 1453. Also, history, timeline and teacher resources. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The New Greek Galleries
Metropolitan Museum of Art's extensive collection of Greek art--preeminent in the Western Hemisphere and among the finest in the world. Timeline, geographical map and a gallery map.


Computer History Collection
Exhibitions, reference materials, interviews. Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Internet for Historians, History of the Internet
A course outline by R.T. Griffiths, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Past Notable Women of Computing
A number of biographies of pioneering women of computing. Resources and bibliographies. Yale University.

The Software History Center
The history of the software industry and the stories of its creative entrepreneurs and software developers starting from its beginnings in the 1950s.


C.G.E. Mannerheim in the History of Finland
Comprehensive coverage of the life of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim the great military and political leader of Finland in the first half of the 20th century. This is an excellent Web site.

German Propaganda Archive
A growing collection of English translations of propaganda material from Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic. Calvin College.

The Phillip Melanchthon Quinquennial
The life of the German scholar and his role in the Reformation.

Russian-Swedish War of 1808-09
This Web site by Göran Frilund contains articles, maps, biographies, illustrations, and a bibliography.


End of the Oregon Trail
A library of historical resources on the Oregon Trail and the early period of settlement in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Trail Foundation.

Indians of the Great Basin
Covers indigenous people of the Western United States from archaeology through contemporary issues. By Tad Beckman, Harvey Mudd College.

Oregon Blue Book History Home Page
History of Oregon by Stephen Dow Beckham. Traces Oregon's history to the present. Also, a bibliography and chronology.

Oregon Historical Society
Books, photographs, film, manuscripts, maps, artifacts, oral histories, online exhibits.


Iranian Oral History Project
Provides scholars studying the contemporary political history of Iran with primary source material consisting of personal accounts of individuals who either played major roles in important political events and decisions from the 1920s to the 1970s or witnessed these events from close range. Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Kriegsmarine 1935 to 1945
A study of the units, tactics, organization and personalities of the German Kriegsmarine during the ten brief years of its existence.

Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas
History, culture, and literature of Arkansas and surrounding regions. Books, pamphlets, maps, serials, photographs, and original manuscripts. Also maintains the library's collection of rare books and other special materials.


Arkansas History Commission and State Archives
Limited online content.

History of Southwest Arkansas
Materials for K-12 students and teachers of Arkansas history, photographs, hundreds of pages from the Arkansas Historical Quarterly. History Department of Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia.

Old State House Museum of Arkansas History
Multimedia museum of Arkansas history, with a special emphasis on women's history, political history, and historical programming for school children.


The Navy & Rhode Island: A History
From the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.

The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society
Unfortunately, there is very little content although there is a brief mention of the Black Regiment of Rhode Island that fought under Nathaniel Green in the Revolution.

RI History
Rhode Island Constitution, early history, independence, and Royal Charter. From the Rhode Island Office of the Secretary of State.


Royal Armouries
Covers the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, Fort Nelson and HM Tower of London.


Centre for Western Australian History
Encourages and assists individuals and groups interested in researching and writing Western Australian history. Publications, newsletter and journal. University of Western Australia.

Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank
Contains five large data sets, three pertaining to currency exchanges and two pertaining to prices. Rutgers University.

Norwegian Historical Data Centre (NHDC)
Norwegian censuses 1865 onwards together with the parish registers and other sources from the 18th and 19th centuries.


Library and Archives of New Hampshire's Political Tradition
The only comprehensive collection of election campaign papers and paraphernalia from half a century of New Hampshire presidential primary history.

Milne Special Collections and Archives
From the University of New Hampshire Library. An excellent source for New Hampshire history.


Alaska State Archives

Alaska State Library
Online catalog and historical collections. Juneau.

Ohio Historical Society
Online Collection Catalog allows you to search the records of more than 230,000 items in the Society's library, newspaper, manuscript, audiovisual, state archives, history, natural history, and archaeology collections.

The Peopling of Canada: 1946-1976
Online tutorial from University of Calgary: second major wave of immigration to Canada in twentieth century.


Brisbane's Living Heritage
A network of 31 museums showcasing Queensland’s history, including handy maps and suggested tours. Produced by Brisbane City Council, financially assisted by Centenary of Federation.

Encyclopedia of 1848 Revolutions
Works of authors from around the world who have contributed articles to the only complete history of all the 1848 revolutions. Ohio University.

First Federal Congress Project
Publisher of Documentary History of the First Federal Congress, 1789-1791, and research center on the most important and productive Congress in U.S. history. George Washington University.

Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. Cornell University Library.

Osher Map Library
The collections begin with early Western conceptions of the world as a whole and move to a progressively sharper focus on the New World, northern New England, and Maine. Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine.

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Home, museum, manuscripts, diary and letters, and biography. Fremont, Ohio.


American Association of the History of Medicine
The AAHM is North America's oldest continuously functioning scholarly organization devoted to the study of all aspects of the history of the health professions, disease, public health, and related subjects.

Charles Babbage's First Difference Engine
A comprehensive history of Charles Babbage's First Difference Engine with archival sources and many pictures.

The Galileo Project
A hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time. Rice University.

The journal of the Historical Association of South Africa.

Historical Documents Archive
Contains documents that were either produced by the ANC, about the role of the ANC and its allies in the struggle for liberation or directly concerned with the ANC. African National Congress.

Internment of Ukrainians in Canada 1914-1920
The Canadian Government's internment of Ukrainian Canadians in Concentration Camps in Canada during the period of 1914-1920. By Yaroslav Kokodyniak and Vasyl Pawlowsky.

Inventory of the Historic Photograph Album Collection, c.1865 - 1965
The historic photographic collection of the Campbell Collections comprises some 25,000 images, mainly black and white and sepia toned prints, a rich visual documentation of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, mainly of Natal and Zululand. Campbell Collections of the University of Natal.

Korea+ 50: No Longer Forgotten
Contains links to information on Korean exhibits and conferences; primary sources such as oral histories, documents and photographs; subject guides to archival materials relating to the Korean War, and teacher guides. A joint project between the Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Libraries.

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
Covers almost all aspects of the history of science, from antiquity to the early twentieth century. Particular strengths include the collections of astrolabes, sundials, quadrants, early mathematical instruments generally (including those used for surveying, drawing, calculating, astronomy and navigation) and optical instruments (including microscopes, telescopes and cameras), together with apparatus associated with chemistry, natural philosophy and medicine. In addition, the Museum possesses a unique reference library for the study of the history of scientific instruments that includes manuscripts, incunabula, prints, printed ephemera and early photographic material.

Robben Island Museum
For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here that rulers sent those they regarded as political troublemakers, social outcasts and the unwanted of society.
Biographies of Henry VII through Elizabeth I, primary texts and documents, maps. By Lara E. Eakins.

Vidas Lusófonas, Lives of the Portuguese Speaking World
A number of Portuguese biographies. In English and Portuguese.


Decameron Web
A growing hypermedia archive of materials dedicated to Boccaccio's masterpiece. Brown University.


The Dacians - People of Ancient Times
Everything about the ancient civilization of the Dacians. Articles and many pictures. The Dacians inhabited in ancient times a large area, including present day Romania, Moldova and parts of Bulgaria, Hungary, Ukraine.


Alexander Palace Time Machine
Palace tour, history, archives, Romanov diaries and letters, plans and maps.

Byzantine Chant
Topics range from basic fundamental historical information, to advanced topics that would only be understood by more advanced readers.

General Study of the Plague in England 1539-1640 With a Specific Reference to Loughborough
By Ian Jessiman.

The Harley L. McDevitt Collection on the Spanish Inquisition
An online exhibition and a searchable database. Department of Special Collections at the University of Notre Dame.
Virtual museum of Sir Isaac Newton and the history of science.

Sir Francis Drake
The focus is on Drake's circumnavigation of the world in the sixteenth century, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth.


A Shared Experience
The History, Architecture and Historic Designations of the Lower Rio Grande Heritage Corridor. This HTML version is adapted from Mario L. Sánchez' original print version. The Texas Historical Commission.

Daniel Boone: Myth and Reality in American Consciousness
A project that attempts to provide a cross-section of Boone portrayals, and attempts to place their points of view in historical context, based on the idea that a culture's myths and heroes explain who they are, and the true historical personages are less important than the image they become. University of Virginia.

Easter Island Home Page
A resource for information on the Internet about Easter Island, also known as "Rapa Nui" and "Isla de Pascua".

Handbook of Texas Online
A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories. The scope is broad and inclusive, designed to provide readers with concise, authoritative, and accessible articles that provide factual, nonpartisan accounts on virtually every aspect of Texas history and culture. The Texas State Historical Association and the University of Texas at Austin.

Santa Elena
History and archaeology of the Spanish fort and town of Santa Elena on Port Royal Sound in South Carolina. This settlement was preceded by Charlesfort, a fort built by the French in 1562. The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology.


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