American History to 1877
Resources for U.S. History to 1877
for Teaching and Learning
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Teaching and Learning History Revolutionary War Era Literature and the Fine Arts
First Americans Developing a New Nation Slavery and Sectionalism
European Exploration and Colonization Technology Westward Expansion
American Colonies Reform Movements Civil War and Reconstruction
Teaching and Learning History:
American Historical Association, "Statement on Excellent Classroom Teaching of History"
American Historical Association, "Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age: Reconceptualizing the Introductory Survey Course"
Best of History Websites: U. S. History

Cutler, William W. III. "History 67, The United States to 1877, A Course Portfolio, Temple University" --(AHA project)
Henry, Michael. "Constructivism in the Community College Classroom." History Teacher --Nov2002, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p65, 10p
History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web
Kelly, T. Mills. "Western Civilization: A Course Portfolio"-- (AHA project)
Pack, Thomas. "History Comes Alive Online." Information Today Mar. 2004, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p25, 2p
Sterns, Peter N. "Why Study History?" American Historical Association website
Warren, Wilson J. "Improving Critical Thinking Skills in the United States Survey Course...." History Teacher --Nov. 2002, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p65, 10p
First Americans:
Mystery of the First Americans (PBS)
European Exploration and Colonization:
American Colonies
American Colonies:
Salem Witchcraft Trials, 1692
--Resources for the Salem witchcraft trails
Salem Witch Trials
--Documentary Archives and Transcription Project
Virtual Jamestown
--"The Virtual Jamestown Archive is a digital research, teaching and learning project that explores the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and 'the Virginia experiment.'

Revolutionary War Era:
Boston Massacre Historical Society----website of resources for the Boston Massacre

Developing a New Nation:
Constitution (Library of Congress)
Federalist Papers (Library of Congress)
"Founding Fathers" (writings) Online Library of Liberty
Thomas Jefferson (writings) Online Library of Liberty

ECHO (History of science and technology)

History of Technology and Science

Reform Movements:
Not for Ourselves Alone (PBS)

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

Literature and the Fine Arts:
Wright American Fiction Collection, 1851-1875 --This project attempts to offer the fulltext of all novels published in the U.S. from 1851 to 1875.
Slavery and Sectionalism:
Abolition and Slavery part of the U.S. Civil War Center (LSU)
Frederick Douglass Papers (web resources)
Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection (Cornell)
Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record

Westward Expansion:
Discovering Lewis and Clark
Indian Removal Act, 1830
John L. O'Sullivan, Manifest Destiny, 1839

Civil War and Reconstruction:
Freedmen's Bureau

Personal Memoirs--Ulysses S. Grant
Internet Modern History Sourcebook--Civil War

U.S. Civil War Center (LSU)
Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War --A web-based collection of resources